A community council says it has been heartened by support for a moratorium on new planning permissions being granted in its congested area.
Donabate Portrane Community Council said it welcomed the endorsement of its plan by Labour TD Brendan Ryan, Social Democrats Councillor Paul Mulville and Fine Gael’s Bob Dowling, speaking on behalf of TD Alan Farrell and Senator James Reilly, at a meeting of North Dublin elected representatives called by the community council.
The community council wants Fingal County Council to call a halt to all new construction work on the peninsula.
It said traffic delays and a chronic infrastructure deficit in the area meant this was the only reasonable course of action.
The community council wants a moratorium on new multi-unit developments on the narrow peninsula.
It said it was now proving highly problematic for traffic to exit and enter the peninsula at rush hours.
Already there is planning permission for around 900 housing units, with some 500 yet to begin construction.
The narrow roads are also under strain from high volumes of construction traffic in relation to the building of the new €160m National Forensic Mental Hospital in Portrane.
Donabate Portrane Community Council wants a moratorium on new construction projects until the road widening works at the railway bridge have been completed, and the Donabate Distributor Road is finished.
It also wants to see progress made on promised cycling and pedestrian links.
The road network on the peninsula has not been upgraded for generations in spite of the massive surge in construction activity. This is despite the fact that there is one main road access to the peninsula.
A motion has been submitted to Fingal County Council seeking the implementation of the moratorium.
Donabate Portrane Community Council has now called on Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and independent TDs and councillors to back its called for a temporary halt to new multi-unit construction projects.
The call comes after it was revealed that a desperately-needed widening of the road leading into Donabate was to be delayed.
The widening of the narrow road at the railway bridge at Prospect Hill, on the Hearse Road, was a condition attached to the grant of planning permission for the building of the National Forensic Mental Hospital.
Fingal County Council is due to receive funding for the works from the HSE.
A spokesperson for Donabate Portrane Community Council said Fingal County Council has in the past used infrastructure deficit issues to halt construction on the peninsula.
Before a new sewage plant was constructed in Portrane a few years ago most planning applications were turned down, the spokesperson said.
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SPDD fully supports Donabate Portrane Community Councils call for a moratorium on new multi unit developments until the infrastructural deficiencies are addressed sufficiently to ensure the safety of all residents. The principles of proper planning and sustainable development must be adhered to. Thanks to those elected representatives who supported this. Our understanding is that they are the only ones who turned up to the meeting.
SPDD recognises the need for housing and wishes for development in Donabate to be carried out in a sustainable way that enhances and reflects the needs of a growing community. @SPDD17