Sunday, 7 January 2007

New Harbour Plans on Display this week

See previous note. I forgot to say that the people of Greystones have three weeks in which to examine the new proposals for the development of housing and a marina at Greystones harbour. The plans went on display on 4 January and the public have until 29m January to examine the new proposals and submit their opinions to An Bord Pleanala.

The plans have not changed significantly from the proposals which were so comprehensively rejected by the community last Spring. Some of the apartments have been moved and the overall number of apartments has been reduced by 8. The height of the blocks has not been altered. The main concerns for the community appear to be visual intrusiveness, failure to respect the character of the harbour area, loss of public amenities, traffic congestion and issues arising from disturbance of the dump.

Copies of the new plans are available on CD or in printed form from Greystones Town Council offices or Greystones Library. The CD costs €5 and the printed version €50. However a copy is available to inspect free of charge. Unlike the last time it is not expected that there will be a large public exhibition.

Submissions on the plans must be sent to:

The Secretary
An Bord Pleanala
64 Marlborough St.
Dublin 1

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