22-acre industrial site is likely to remain idle
A 22-ACRE IDA site in Greystones which has been lying vacant for more 20 years looks set to be idle for some time to come.
At a special meeting of Wicklow County Council on the economic future of the county the members heard that the site in Greystones, which had once been targeted exclusively at companies who would utilise the site as a while, would more than likely house several industries if secured.
Aisling O’Connor of IDA Ireland said that Wicklow was part of the Eastern region in terms of their market- ing and that they emphasised the region included more than one-third of the nation’s population.
She said the IDA had been marketing Greystones as one site but following a recent review it now looked that they would be open to facilitating several smaller businesses on the site.
Cllr. Michael Lawlor said he felt it was time to act on the empty site. He suggested that perhaps the site would be suitable for a television station like RTE saying that the BBC had now moved its operations from London to Manchester.
Cllr. Derek Mitchell said that if the IDA were not going to use the site in Greystones in a positive way for the county then they should consider building a school on the site.
Cllr. Derek Mitchell.