24 August 2010

Additional Info Will Not Ease Residents Concerns – Fitzgerald on SIAC Site

Local Fine Gael Senator Frances Fitzgerald has stated that the provision of significant additional information from the developers with regards to a planning application for the development of lands at the SIAC site on Clondalkin’s Monastery Road will not ease local residents concerns.

Senator Fitzgerald held a public meeting when details of the application were first announced and has since been working with local residents groups and Councillors Tony Delaney and Therse Ridge to oppose this planned development.

“The additional information supplied by the developers contains significant changes to their planning application but I do not believe it will ease the concerns of local residents. The mass and scale of this proposal is simply inappropriate for the area and whilst changes to the height and mass have been made I still believe it is entirely out of keeping with the local area and will have substantial effects on local traffic,” said Frances Fitzgerald.

“After speaking with local residents, I have made a further submission to South Dublin County Council outlining some of the communities main concerns,” said Senator Frances Fitzgerald.

“More communal areas and local amenities would need to be provided to support a development like this and height of the proposed development is out of character with the area and will prove a real issue for residents in Monastery Heath, where the development will overlook,” continued Frances Fitzgerald.

“I am glad that the developers have devised a traffic management plan as I, like so many local residents, am very worried that a development of this nature would add substantial traffic to the area,” continued Frances Fitzgerald.

“The date for submissions has now passed so it is up to South Dublin County Council to make their decision based on the revised application and the submissions and objections lodged with them. I will keep local residents up to date on how this progresses,” concluded Frances Fitzgerald.

The additional information can be inspected at South Dublin County Council’s Planning Desk or online at www.sdcc.ie . The planning application number is SD10A/0064. Residents who had already lodged an objection or observation were given the option of making another submission free of charge up until Tuesday (Aug 24th). Senator Frances Fitzgerald was among those to lodge objections to this proposed development with South Dublin County Council.