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Ticknock developer at it again

category dublin | environment | news report author Wednesday October 14, 2015 10:29author by dublin rambler Report this post to the editors

yet another attempt to build on the Dublin mountains

Repeatedly-rejected proposal to isolate old people in the middle of nowhere turns up *again* on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown agenda

The long-running saga of attempts to get planning permission for Rod McGovern's proposed "retirement village" in the Dublin mountains - far from any other services, with no public transport and the M50 blocking walking - and cutting off a chunk of the mountains widely used for hillwalking and dog walking - has returned yet again.

A private school was proposed, and rejected, for the very same site in 2005. In 2012 the County Manager rejected the plan; submissions from the general public as well as An Taisce and An Oige were strongly against; and councillors rejected it again. In June 2014, with a new set of councillors in place, the plan came back again - and was rejected by planners, public consultation and councillors yet again. (See Indymedia feature story at http://www.indymedia.ie/article/104838).

Now the plan has resurfaced yet again: Cllrs Josepha Madigan (FG) and Tom Murphy (FF) have put forward near-identical proposals for last-minute changes to the County Development Plan 2016-22 with a minor (but unspecified) amendment to limit the scale of the development. These are due to be voted on on Thursday 15th October.

Contact details for Councillors are on http://ecouncil.dlrcoco.ie:9071/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1 - please email your councillors to express your opposition to this proposal.

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/104838
author by dublin ramblerpublication date Tue Oct 20, 2015 17:41Report this post to the editors

The motion was roundly defeated - not on Tuesday but on Thursday in a run-on session, in the course of which Cllr Hugh Lewis apparently mentioned having been offered money for voting a certain way. Cue uproar in the Council chamber, whose members are shocked - shocked - that anyone would ever be offered money for anything to do with planning.

Interestingly enough that session is not available on the DLR CoCo webcast site http://www.dlrcoco.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcasts. The one time you might actually be interested in seeing the mighty force of local democracy in action...

Related Link: http://www.dlrcoco.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcasts
 
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