Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil join together to prevent discussion on Leopardstown Racecourse land and potential for 400 new homes
Sinn Féin Councillor for Glencullen Sandyford, Chris Curran, has slammed both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil for refusing to allow his motion for discussion at tonight's meeting of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
The motion called on the Agriculture Minister and the Housing Minister to step in and ensure that vacant sites on outskirts of Leopardstown Racecourse are handed over to the Council.
Speaking tonight Curran said;
“The motion was a perfectly sound motion that could have paved the way for the development of 400 desperately needed homes.
“The land is ideal for housing, it is already zoned residential, it is water and drainage serviced, has it's own LUAS stop and is within a few hundred meters from the M50.
“I fear that if the state doesn't step in, the land could be lost to a private developer.
“It's not like an initiative like this is unique. In Cherry Orchard, the HSE handed over land to Dublin City Council and other sites in state ownership are being identified across the state for much needed housing.”