22-acre in­dus­trial site is likely to re­main idle

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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.

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