Plans to build 271 homes at Ti­nakilly op­posed

Wicklow People - - FRONT PAGE - By MYLES BUCHANAN

AN AP­PEAL has been made to An Bord Pleanála over plans to con­struct 271 hous­ing units next to Ti­nakilly House in Rath­new.

Wick­low County Coun­cil gave the de­vel­op­ment the green light in Fe­bru­ary – but an ap­peal against that de­ci­sion has now been lodged.

The plan­ning ap­proval also al­lows for the first phase of the Rath­new In­ner Re­lief Road, in­clud­ing the up­grade of the Mer­rymeet­ing In­ter­change. How­ever, some lo­cal res­i­dents have con­cerns over the im­pact the de­vel­op­ment will have on the av­enue head­ing to Ti­nakilly House.

Cllr John Snell said: ‘Ti­nakilly and the long laneway lead­ing to it has huge his­tor­i­cal im­por­tance to Rath­new. Peo­ple have lots of good mem­o­ries of the av­enue and lo­cal schools still use it.’

AN AP­PEAL has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála over the grant­ing of plan­ning per­mis­sion for 271 hous­ing units near to Ti­nakilly House in Rath­new.

In Fe­bru­ary, Wick­low County Coun­cil gave Kel­drum Ltd per­mis­sion to con­struct the 271 homes, although the ini­tial plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion had sought 369 dwelling units.

The de­vel­op­ment would also in­clude state roads, park­ing fa­cil­i­ties, pedes­trian fa­cil­i­ties and open space ar­eas.

The plan­ning con­di­tion granted also al­lows for the first phase of the Rath­new In­ner Re­lief Road in­clud­ing the up­grade of the Mer­rymeet­ing In­ter­change. How­ever, on March 26, an ap­peal was lodged with An Bord Pleanála against the plans.

Lo­cal Rath­new man Cllr John Snell said some res­i­dents have con­cerns over the im­pact the de­vel­op­ment will have on the av­enue lead­ing up to his­toric Ti­nakilly Coun­try House Ho­tel.

‘Most peo­ple un­der­stand that houses are needed but some have gen­uine wor­ries over the road­way which will cut through the av­enue to Ti­nakilly,’ said Cllr Snell. ‘It’s a very im­por­tant is­sue for peo­ple who grew up in the area.

‘Ti­nakilly and the long laneway lead­ing to it has huge his­tor­i­cal im­por­tance to Rath­new and is part of the whole area’s her­itage. Peo­ple have lots of good mem­o­ries of the av­enue and lo­cal schools still use it to walk na­ture trails. It’s a very pop­u­lar lo­ca­tion.’

Cllr John Snell said some peo­ple have con­cerns over a road­way which will cut through the av­enue to Ti­nakilly House.

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