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Majority of residents want smaller Letts Field development- Ó Broin

29 June, 2015 - by Eoin O'Broin

Sinn Féin Clondalkin Councillor Eoin Ó Broin has said that a majority of residents in Moorefield and Woodavens want a smaller development to that being proposed by the Council.’

The comments were made following a detailed survey conducted by Sinn Féin in Moorefield and Woodavens on the Council proposal to build 48 family homes on Letts Field.

Cllr Ó Broin said:

‘Following the publication of a planning application by South Dublin County Council to build 48 family homes on Letts Field, Sinn Féin conducted a door to door survey in Moorefield and Woodavens.

‘We gave every household a copy of the plan and asked them their views on the Councils proposal, on an alternative smaller proposal and on the provision of a play space for children.

‘Of the 356 houses in Moorefield and Woodavens, 213 completed the survey representing a participation rate of 60%.

In Woodavens the participation rate was 78% while in Moorefield the participation rate was 54%.

‘The key findings are:

         89% of respondents supported the provision of a play space

‘Residents acknowledged the need for housing but were also concerned about the loss of green space, the loss of the football pitch and the impact on traffic of the larger development.

‘Sinn Féin also met with the principals and staff of both Peter Apostles senior and junior schools. They expressed concerns about the loss of the football pitch. They were also opposed to any housing being built along the boundary fence of the school as it would disrupt the existing and planned autism units in both schools.

‘Sinn Féin will be making a fully submission to the Council before the July 2nd deadline. The survey will help inform our submission. We must ensure that we provide homes for those who need them while at the same time preserving the amenities that existing communities need.’

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