Time To Stop Greystones’ Housing Developments…?

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Time To Stop Greystones’ Housing Developments…?

Latest press release from Cllr Derek Mitchell, issued on Monday, May 13th 2019…

I will be voting against any further rezoning in Greystones or Kilcoole in the next Development Plan. They are building everywhere but the road and transport improvements have not happened.

In 2015, I proposed, at a Council meeting on the Development Plan, that this expansion should be dependent on the N11 and Public Transport being improved. This was heavily defeated and only Cllr. Grainne McLoughlin (FG) of the 6 Local Councillors supported this. The transport chaos that is happening is a direct result. Most Councillors don’t seem to understand the difficulties faced by commuters they just seem to want to maximise rezoning.

Since then I have worked hard to get the N11 & DART improved but the building is outpacing transport. It would be far, far better if this condition had been imposed.


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  1. Sarh says:

    I actually agree with the point he makes. Housing cannot and must not go in without infrastructure. It is very arrogant of him to assume he will have a vote on the next development plan though.

  2. Eileen says:

    Just because we’re Greystones doesn’t mean people are not allowed to live here. People make communities not houses. People have to live somewhere.

    • Andrew says:

      Read the article and not just the headline. The point made in Mitchell’s statement is about housing development in Greystones having no regard to infrastructure planning and upgrades.

  3. Kieran says:

    Seriously Cllr Mitchell should be ashamed of himself and those others who have contributed so much to a disgraceful job of over building in Greystones without any foresight.

  4. Robert Kiersey says:

    Why is this guy getting free air time on here he was on here championing the proposed development in Burnaby Mills which should never be built on a flood plain and area rich in biodiversity which acts as a wildlife corridor.

    • Paul says:

      He’s getting free air time so incredibly insightful, informed and intelligent people can respond to his claims. For free.

  5. Andrew says:

    Please, for the love of god, don’t elect this self-serving, snobbish, waffler as a counillor again.