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Little Bray floodplain development must be halted – Brady

10 August, 2016 - by John Brady TD

Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow/East Carlow and party spokesperson for Social Protection John Brady has called on Minister of State Sean Canney to do his job in relation to high density buildings being developed on a floodplain at the Dargle River in Little Bray, County Wicklow.

Speaking today, Teachta Brady said:

“The community group SWAP in my constituency have been working tirelessly against proposed high density buildings being developed on a floodplain at the Dargle River in Little Bray.

“The idea of such a vast development being put in place on a floodplain is madness and defies basic common sense.

“As the site is currently owned by NAMA and they are actively selling off their portfolios, there is a real pressure on SWAP to reach the desired and proper outcome.

“It is important to say that this community group are not opposed to development in the area they simply want the high density development to be built on the higher ground away from the floodplain at the same site.

“SWAP are campaigning to prevent development on this floodplain for years. They have experienced flooding on numerous occasions in the past and are extremely worried about it reoccurring. This community is largely made up of older people and people with disabilities. These are some of the most vulnerable people in our community who are simply trying to protect their homes.

“Having been unsuccessful in receiving any reply from Minister Canney up to now, I am calling on him to engage with the community group.

“I have put this request in writing to the Minister today and I hope I will not be left waiting as this group have.” 

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