Cllr Hargey welcomes court victory for residents
Sinn Féin Councillor Deirdre Hargey has welcomed a High Court ruling for a full hearing into a council planning decision to allow a tower block next to residential homes in the Market area.
Councillor Hargey said;
"The local community in the Market area have significant concerns over the proposed development.
“The scale of the proposed development has caused great alarm for local residents and it is simply not appropriate to build tower blocks overlooking two-storey homes.
“The community are not opposed to development of the site but are concerned about the scale of the tower blocks and the fact that it will completely cut the community off and impact on quality of life.
“There should be balance, development should respect communities in the same way communities are asked to respect development.
“It has been Sinn Féin’s view that the views of the local community in opposing this project are taken into account and listened to and this decision will enable them to have their voices heard.”