Upcoming Meeting and Church Gate collection

Our annual church gate collection will take place after all the masses in Navan Road church this coming weekend 1/2 October. Please support our only fundraising effort during the year. The funds go toward printing costs, insurance, and planning submissions and appeals on behalf of the community. 

Our next public meeting will take place next Wednesday 5th October at 8pm in the parish centre. Topics under discussion at the last meeting included traffic, speeding on the main road, planning matters and General Election constituency issues.  All are welcome. 

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Notice of Monthly Public Meeting – 7th September

Monthly meetings start again Wednesday next 7th September – 8pm Navan Road Parish Centre. All welcome, especially some willing new members.
Over the summer we noted- 
 1. Ashtown Roundabout – Trees finally trimmed 11th June 2016. Our first query to DCC in 2007 when they promised ‘to look into it’ !   

Work done in 2016 by Fingal Co Council. Apart from looking much better – “A very nice cluster of trees” Dr. John McCullen OPW & Phoenix Park said – our main concern was to try make it a little safer for those living in the area or passing, who must cross there, and can now clearly see approaching traffic .

2. New Planning/Pelletstown – Appeal granted 29th July – Site is in a direct line looking across the canal from Kempton – (previously 2 football pitches with a third undeveloped )
DCC No. 3666/15 Appeal No. PL.29N.246373 = 318 dwellings comprising 176 apartments in 5/6 storeys; 142 houses; and 577 car parking spaces.

Interestingly, the Appeal Board’s report states ‘the proposed development WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE IN TERMS OF TRAFFIC SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE’, the proposed development would, therefore, be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area. Our opinion and that of the Pelletstown Residents Associations (RCPCA and Rathborne Community Ass) is that 577 extra cars will add greatly to traffic problems in the area.