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Opposition Grows Against Housing Plans In Greystones

There is growing opposition to a decision this week by Greystones Municipal district to pass a part 8 planning proposal.

The plans will allow for the development of a mix of 41 apartments and houses for social housing, on a site in Charlesland.There is growing opposition to a decision this week by Greystones Municipal District to pass a part 8 planning proposal, which will allow for the development of a mix of 41 apartments and houses for social housing, on a site in Charlesland.

The plans for the site, includes the construction of an access route through Burnaby Lawns and the building of a bridge over the Three Trout stream.

The land was the subject of a compulsory purchase order in 2006, which ended in controversy in 2011, when the council had to pay the agreed €3 million for the site, at a time when the land’s value had dropped to around €400,000.

Local residents and some public residents are concerned that the site is prone to flooding and that development will impact negatively on the environment.

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