KCA: Why the name change from Improvement to Enhancement?
Why no meeting with Residents before Public Ad goes out?
Will there be any changes to Part 8 details after Public Consultation?
Will Part 8 submissions be available as with normal planning applications and not just submission summaries?
Why is the Part 8 only looking at bricks and mortar and not including the community aspect?
Why are the Councillors being ignored?
The same funding amount of €240,000 was allocated to Killincarrig for the improvement scheme previous to this which covered more area than the newly proposed plans. Since the scope has shifted, where will the additional funding go?
What are the future Part 8 plans for Killincarrig, and can we get those intentions in writing along with a timeline of when they will be implemented?
We understand that a visual impact test of sorts will be run for the windmills located kms off the coast of Greystones, but when we repeatedly requested viability tests for the businesses impacted by the Part 8, we were told that the government is not responsible for running impact tests. Could you explain how the view of windmills off in the distance carries more importance than if businesses can survive having their parking removed?
Will the new plans encroach in any way on private property as the previous plans did, and- if so- would you be contacting the owners of the private property before or during public consultation? Note that previously no private owners were contacted.
The parking along the R761 is historically established for the residents and businesses there. By removing it, where do you propose 12 cars park?
The proposed bike lane travels downhill along a dangerous area of low visibility, cars exiting blindly from driveways with high walls, and along front doors that open nearly directly out onto the street. Have any safety measures been looked at to protect pedestrians, cyclists, residents, and motorists?
It was mentioned people will walk and cycle to the businesses in Killincarrig but given the nature of the 5 beauty and hair businesses this would deem not viable, would you not agree?
Also there is nowhere to park bikes in Killincarrig.
The previous plans showed bike lanes across driveways with bollards- has that issue been addressed in the new plans?
Several residents are concerned that with the narrowing of the roadway and their driveways being so narrow that they will be forced into the oncoming lane upon exiting in order to make a wide enough turn to clear their exits. Residents are also concerned about the traffic stopped at the lights blocking them from exiting their drives. What measures have been taken to ensure that residents can safely exit their driveways in this new road layout?
Was that taken into consideration with the new plans, and if not, why?
We greatly appreciate the loading bay being left in the plans, and we request that clear signage and road markings indicate that the temporary parking area is for unloading and loading only. Will those be provided in road upgrades?
We understand that the funding supporting this Part 8 is reliant on encouraging walking and cycling, and we would like it clearly understood that we are supportive of these measures. We would also like to acknowledge that the parking on the R761 is a grey area with multiple government employees and officials having differing opinions of the legality of it. The Wayside Inn is a historical building in Killincarrig, and the residents there have been parking in front of their home long enough to consider it established parking. This area has also served the businesses and nearby residents in the area, and we have come to heavily rely on it as there is limited parking elsewhere. Surely there are design solutions that can be explored where both vehicle, bike, and pedestrian can coexist in this space.
How many parking spaces will be maintained on castle villas ? The previous plans reduced the amount to 16 from 20.
12 car parking spots on the Main Street are being removed, along with a reduction in the current parking spaces, would it be possible to replace them at the Castle Villas car park? This is offering a solution to maintain a minimum of 30 car parking spaces for the 8 businesses in Killincarrig. The only request we make is that they are eco friendly car parking spots to help with drainage.
Previously on the northern part of the R761 road there was a pedestrian crossing, will this be included in the new plans?
We are representing the residents and the business of our village are asking Wcc to consider this to save our local businesses and the viability of our village. We are talking about people and their homes which they will be living in for life. This is not a matter to be taken lightly. The viability of Killincarrig Village, and it is still a village, and the lives of its Residents is at stake. We would be grateful if you could consider our requests.