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Stormanstown development turning into a farce- Cllr Reilly

9 February, 2015

Dublin City Sinn Féin councillor Noeleen Reilly has criticised the continued delay in the development of the site at Stormanstown, Ballymun road, as the site goes on sale for €2.5m.

 She said,

 ‘Residents have been given the run around for the last decade in relation to the site at Stormanstown.  Planning permission was approved in August to Grassridge Ltd who has now put the site up for sale again.  We could have a situation where this site sits idle for another five years or longer without development.  There was no indication given back in August that they would be selling this site in the future and not developing it themselves.  Residents who live nearby have to live beside a derelict site, infested with rodents, one which floods regularly, materials are being looted from it and it is also being used as a dumping site.  I have raised this issue with Dublin City Council who have advised me that they will be contacting Grassridge ltd about its condition.   

What we have here is a situation where a developer is trying to get as much profit as possible with little regard for the residents living in the area.  They were able to buy their way out of providing social housing and now they are forcing residents to sit by again while they try to maximise their profits.’

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