Wednesday 6 May 2009

'No' to Enniskerry affordable housing

A PLAN to include some affordable houses in Enniskerry will be removed from the area plan for the area after councillors went against the recommendation of county manager, Eddie Sheehy, at last Monday's sitting of Wicklow County Council.

Cllr. Chris Fox said the issue had been very divisive in the village. He suggested that the proposal be removed and the council revert back to the original plan for the area.

However Cllr. Nicky Kelly said that the lack of affordable accommodation in Greystones, Delgany and Enniskerry was being constantly highlighted and said the council now had the opportunity to provide such housing.

Director of services Des O'Neill said the houses being proposed were more townhouses than affordable houses.

The members voted eleven to six to drop the proposal from the plan. Two councillors abstained and five people were not present.

Wicklow People

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