Residents at Santry Cross Vindicated on Masts – Reilly
Dublin City Councillor Noeleen Reilly has welcomed the news that Planning permission has been refused for masts on the Metro Hotel & Apartments, Ballymun Road and Santry Avenue.
Speaking today from Ballymun, Cllr Reilly said,
“Residents have been concerned for some time about the number of masts on top of their apartments. There is anywhere between 150-200 masts on top of the roof.
“I had a motion on this issue at the Dublin Northwest area committee back in October 2015 as I was concerned about the masts being on top of residential homes as I was not aware of any others around the city.
“It later transpired that Planning permission had not been sought for these masts by Airspeed Telecom and Host Ireland and they were in breach of planning enforcement.
“The council have refused retention planning permission on the basis of the number of the masts their high visibility and that the location of the development on the top of a building with residential uses seriously injures the residential amenities of the residents in the tower and is contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
“It concerns me greatly that these masts have been on top of the hotel and apartments for years without permission and were essentially left there.
“They need to be removed immediately.
“I have contacted both Dublin City Council and Comreg on this matter and unfortunately the response I received was unsatisfactory.
“No one could provide me with evidence that all Health and Safety checks had been done on these masts.
“The decision by the planners to refuse retention permission is a vindication of residents who had rightly many concerns.”