29 June 2011

Minister meets with local residents to discuss concerns re proposed Primary Care Centre on Boot Road

Minister Frances Fitzgerald has expressed concern at a planning application for the development of a five-storey Primary Care Centre and a privately run Nursing Home on Boot Road, Clondalkin.

Speaking about the application, Minister Fitzgerald said, “Many people in the locality have expressed to me their serious concerns about the scale, height and traffic implications for this proposal.”

“The proposed development would seem to be excessively high and over-scale for such a residential location. No traffic analysis has been conducted, meaning that the traffic implications for the local area cannot be properly assessed. The plans also propose intruding on the public footpath and roadway which is wholly unacceptable,” continued Fitzgerald.
“At a meeting convened by Bernard Cronin of Saint Brigid’s Residents Association, I along with Cllr. Tony Delaney and a number of other local representatives, met with concerned residents who have specific worries about this proposal,” explained Minister Fitzgerald.

“The national move towards Primary Care Centres is a streamlining of services and it is something that would be a welcome addition to the village of Clondalkin, were the proposals a right fit. The current proposal which scales to five storeys is too dense and too high for this residential site. I, along with Cllr. Tony Delaney, will be making a strong submission on this application naming these concerns,” concluded Frances Fitzgerald.