Howth/Malahide Area Cttee. agrees to make submissions on Clongriffin Strategic Housing Development applications

Two Strategic Housing Development applications have been made to An Bord Pleanála (Clongriffin SHD 1 and Clongriffin SHD 2). They say they will be accompanied by an application to Dublin City Council for a more mixed use development. The applications represent a completely unacceptable abandonment from the original plan for a high-density mixed use development, remaining high density but being almost entirely residential. The Howth/ Malahide Area Cttee. today agreed to my proposal to make the following submission to these applications:

1. The applications for almost exclusively residential development are contrary to the long-established goal of a mixed-use development at Clongriffin with significant employment uses. We strongly support the original plan of a mixed-use quarter.

2. The very low levels of community facilities proposed are not in keeping with the development of a sustainable community and the needs of current and future residents.

3. The reservation of a school site for Clongriffin should be respected.

4. The proposed towers should not be included due to their negative impact on views from and across the Baldoyle – Portmarnock Green Belt and public parkland protected in the Fingal County Development Plan.

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