RESIDENTS SEEK DELEGATION REGARDING ST PAUL’S LODGE
CATHAOIRLEACH Cllr Christopher Fox told members that residents of Herbert Road have asked to come in to a meeting with a deputation regarding the house, St Paul’s.
The council is seeking to demolish the recently purchased property in order to extend the Herbert Road car park.
A number of residents are opposed to the plans.
Public submissions can be made until March 2. It is planned to make the decision at a meeting of Wicklow County Council on March, and the next meeting of Bray Municipal District is scheduled for March 6.
‘ The timing is against us in this situation,’ said Cllr Steven Matthews.
Cllr Fox suggested that the residents have a meeting and invite the members. ‘ They could possibly invite all 32 councillors given that all 32 are making the decision.’
Following the meeting, resi- dents’ spokesman Colum Kenny wrote to the Cathaoirleach and asked that they give a presentation at the March meeting in any event.
‘We were taken aback... when you indicated that a council official had then informed you that council officials anticipate tabling their Part 8 proposal re Herbert Road car-park at the next meeting of Wicklow County Council, which takes place on Monday, March 5 – which is the next working day after the closing deadline for responses under the Part 8 consultation,’ wrote Mr Kenny.
‘As a number of responses are expected to be substantial, and a response from the OIC re material relevant to at least one of those intended responses is being awaited, we cannot see how it would be possible for the county manager to give the responses due consideration or give councillors time to assess responses and his report on them before that meeting.’
He said that the group will contact all councillors in the county before March 5 to explain their position. ‘However, we would also like to proceed to make the presentation to Bray Municipal District on 6 March because there are matters that transcend the particulars of this Part 8 and relate to questions such as parking in Bray which the Part 8 proposal goes nowhere near solving, as well as issues surrounding appropriate procedures that ensure best practice in town planning and town development in Bray. Moreover, if in fact the Part 8 proposal is either not passed or not tabled in Wicklow the previous night then the discussion would be even more germane.’
St Paul’s Lodge.