05 October 2010

Locals Lodge Appeal on Controversial Clondalkin Project

Local Senator & Cllr Lead the Way in Appealing SIAC Decision

Fine Gael Senator Frances Fitzgerald and local residents, including Cllr Tony Delaney, have appealed South Dublin County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a development on Monastery Road to An Bord Pleanala.
Senator Fitzgerald has held a number of public meetings to consult with residents affected by the proposals for the SIAC site which South Dublin County Council last month granted permission for.

“There were almost fifty objections to this planning application when it was first lodged,” said Senator Frances Fitzgerald.

“There is huge concern amongst residents in Clondalkin, particularly those in proximity to the site, about the scale and mass of the proposed development and the implications it will have on traffic flow,” said Senator Frances Fitzgerald.

“Clondalkin village itself must be revitalised and businesses in the village need to supported. At a time when the market is flooded with apartments and retail outlets are struggling to balance their books, any development needs to be a positive. New developments need to add to the character of Clondalkin village and the general feeling amongst residents is that this proposal does not do that,” continued Frances Fitzgerald.

Local residents, Cllr Tony Delaney and Senator Fitzgerald have appealed South Dublin County Council’s decision to grant planning permission to SIAC to An Bord Pleanala.

“There is particular concern in Monastery Gate. Monastery Estate and Monastery Road as well as Woodford, Newlands and Floraville. Residents in these areas have many objections and concerns and these need to be addressed,” continued Senator Frances Fitzgerald.

“I have requested that An Bord Pleanala grant us an Oral Hearing into this case. I feel the views and concerns of residents affected by this project should be heard by An Bord Pleanala at an oral hearing as well as in written form,” continued Senator Fitzgerald.

Speaking about the proposal local Fine Gael Councillor Tony Delaney said , “I still have some concerns regarding the scale of the development and the road infrastructure, particularly along the Knockmeenagh Road.”

“I will keep local residents informed as our appeal progresses,” concluded Senator Fitzgerald.