Following many meetings and updates, 100's of hours of meetings The Land Development Agency issues notice to seek planning permission for 817 new homes at Castlelands, buildings of 6 stories and similar densities as the original draft Master Plan. Many 1000s of submissions were made and we were told the development would be reduced to 600 homes and all infrastructure roads, bridges etc would all be in place prior to development, no mention of any of these considerations and now not even a mention of the Public Swimming Pool offered as a concession.
We are all concerned that only last week it was reported 2500 children were sleeping in temporary accommodation and now we soon expect thousands of Ukrainian refugees fleeing a horrendous war will all need to be housed. 817 is too many for this space.
The people of Balbriggan called for lesser density, lower heights and infrastructure and amenities first!
None of this is accounted for
In 2018 thousands made submissions based on a post here https://www.theraven.ie/post/castlelands-public-consultation-balbriggan-keyboard-warriors-your-time-to-shine
We can be heard again please feel free to use or edit the below template and submit to An Bord Pleanála (See notice for details)
“In relation to the Castlelands Plan, these are the issues I feel must be addressed and take priority during the planning of any new development.
Leisure Facilities to include swimming pool.
Improved cycle & pedestrian access to Argillan Castle & Park.
Balbriggan Front Beach Landscaped and modernised including bank to train station.
Greenway Paths to Skerries/Ardgillan and North to Gormanston.
Incentives and Solutions to encourage commerce back to main street.
Modernise streets to include more pedestrian zones, street architecture & furniture.
Fair and balanced density of housing.
Link road to Skerries Coast road competed.
(Insert Your Name)"