Green Party Dublin West representative, Roderic O’Gorman has called on Fingal County Council to ensure that the existing needs of residents of Tyrrelstown and Hollystown are met through the Kilmartin Local Area Plan (LAP). He was speaking as he made his submission to the public consultation on the LAP.
“Tyrrelstown and Hollystown have seen huge growth in the last ten years, but this has not been matched by the provision of necessary infrastructure. Permanent school and community facilities are only being provided now, over ten years after the Tyrrelstown was first opened”, stated Roderic O’Gorman.
“The Kilmartin LAP offers an opportunity for Fingal County Council to address some of the infrastructure deficit in these communities. It also could allow Hollystown to be joined to Tyrrelstown, with provision for footpaths and cycle-paths to link significant infrastructure such as schools, community centres and commercial centres. Public transport will also be needed to serve any new residential developments. Consideration should be given to extending the 40D route through the Kilmartin lands and onto Hollystown”.
“While I feel Fingal County Council made a mistake in zoning new land at Tyrrelstown for residential purposes in the recent County Development Plan, the Kilmartin LAP offers a chance to plan for the wider Tyrrelstown area in a long term, structured way. I look forward to seeing the first draft once it is published by the Council, and commenting on it”, concluded Roderic O’Gorman.