Techcrete to leave Howth

Techcrete will be moving from Howth to Balbriggan within 3 years.  They have been an important part of Howth for many years and their departure will be a big change for the area. Their large site beside Howth Dart Station has a Suburban Centre zoning.  This means that it must be developed as a mixed development, not just expensive housing.  It is also part of the area planned for an Urban Centre Strategy for Howth.  This strategy would work out the general form for development on this site.  It is essential that the Council start to develop this strategy as a matter of urgency.  This will solidify the mixed use zoning and ensure that the development of the site is of benefit to the local community.  I will be raising this at Monday’s Council meeting. Background:
On next Monday’s Council agenda (13th November) is the sale by the Council of a 15 acre site at Stephenstown Industrial Park, Balbriggan to Techcrete Holdings Ltd, Dublin Road, Howth. 

The details of the sale of the Balbriggan site are as follows:
The sale is of a 250 year leasehold and provides for the development of
the site in Balbriggan for the production of pre cast concrete
components and associated uses.  Techcrete must make their application
for planning permission by 13th May 2007 and start work within 3 months
of grant of permission.  Development must be completed within 3 years
of the Council’s decision to dispose of the site.

Further information: Cllr. David Healy 087 6178852, 01 8324087