I’m pleased to see the request by Fingal County Council planners to the Roselawn Health Centre to drop plans to create an access and exit route onto Roselawn Glade. The position of the Council was set out in a request for additional information from the Roselawn Heath Centre, following on from its initial planning application.
In March, the Roselawn Health Centre has submitted a planning application for a significant redesign of its buildings. While this is welcome, the plans submitted to Fingal County Council would have allowed for an access and exit route from the Centre onto Roselawn Glade. Currently, the access and exit routes are on the main Roselawn Road.
Residents of Roselawn Glade and Crescent were extremely worried about the proposal, as it would create an entrance on a road with poor visibility and significant parking generated by school drop off and pick up each day at the nearby St Francis Xavier National School. At a recent meeting of the Fingal local area committee, I made these points to the Fingal planners, and asked that in giving permission for the redesign of the building, they omit this new entrance.
I’m delighted to see that the Fingal planners have written to the Health Centre, looking for new plans to be submitted with no entrance or exit onto Roselawn Glade. This will ensure that the redesign of the medical centre can go ahead, but that a dangerous traffic situation for local residents and children attending St Francis Xavier will be avoided.