Grey­stones fights back against pro­posal for a McDon­ald’s

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MORE thAn 45 suB­mis­sions were mAde to WiCk­low County Coun­Cil with re­gArd to the MCDon­Ald’s plAn­ning Ap­pli­CA­tion, A num­Ber of those from res­i­dents’ As­so­Ci­A­tions And groups.

One of those wAs lodged By Deputy Stephen Don­nelly And Cllr Jen­nifer Whit­more.

‘We oB­jeCted to the MCDon­Ald’s plAn­ning Ap­pli­CA­tion on the grounds of pro­posed prox­im­ity to three sChools; Grey­stones Ed­u­CAte To­gether, GAelsCoil nA gCloCh LiAthA And Tem­ple CAr­rig SeC­ondAry sChool,’ sAid Deputy Don­nelly. ‘I hAve no op­po­si­tion to Any fAst food out­lets open­ing in the town, But with Child­hood oBe­sity A grow­ing is­sue in Ire­lAnd, it is un­AC­Cept­ABle to just not in A lo­CA­tion so Close to where Grey­stones’ Chil­dren go to sChool.’

MeAn­while, Cllr Whit­more sAid thAt there Are Con­Cerns re­lAt­ing to in­frA­struC­ture, trAf­fiC jAms And sAfety. ‘ The R761 Cross­roAds At BlACk­lion is BArely CA­pA­Ble of deAl­ing with the Cur­rent lev­els of trAf­fiC At Cer­tAin times of dAy,’ she sAid. ‘Aside from is­sues of Con­ges­tion, Any Ad­di­tionAl trAf­fiC would Con­sti­tute A risk to Chil­dren who trAvel to the three sChools on foot or Bike.’

AC­Cord­ing to the plAns, the de­vel­op­ment will Be AC­Cessed viA the BlACk­lion Link RoAd And the mAin en­trAnCe into the BlACk­lion Cen­tre.

How­ever the plAn Al­lows for fu­ture roAd widen­ing to fA­Cil­i­tAte A pro­posed left turn­ing lAne.

A deCision is due to Be mAde By WiCk­low County Coun­Cil By JAn­uAry 15.

THosE AGAinst A MCDon­AlDs At BlACk­lion in GrEy­stonEs CitE its prox­im­ity to sCHools AnD An in­CrEAsE in trAF­FiC As rEA­sons For tHEir op­po­si­tion to tHE DE­vEl­op­mEnt.

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