Pedestrian safety improvements at The Oval

May 22, 2016  

Following contact from Palmerstown residents, William along with his colleague Cllr. Vicki Casserly have been pushing for pedestrian safety improvements in the vicinity of The Oval.

Thanks to SDCC for recently carrying works to disk kerbs to improve safety – particularly for those with buggies, in wheelchairs or with reduced motility.

William & Vicki are continuing to push for further pedestrian safety improvements in this area.

Oval dishing

Lavelle secures heights restriction for Vincent Byrne site

May 22, 2016  

palmerstown-high-riseSouth Dublin County Council have AGREED to William’s proposal to amend the County Development Plan 2016-2022 to include a Specific Local Objective be included, applying to the former Vincent Byrne site in Palmerstown, at the junction of the R148 & Kennelsfort Road, which is zoned ‘VC’, as follows: “To preserve the character of Palmerstown Village by limiting any future development on this site which is the subject of new applications to three storeys in height; and two storeys where it backs or side onto adjoining two storey housing.”

In 2008, William joined with local residents in objecting the current planning permission on the site for 6-7 storey buildings. The proposed development, as garnet permission, is now widely considering unbuildable.

William called that previous proposal: “over-scaled and excessively high development” ands as a “hangover from the ‘Celtic Tiger’ boom years”
This new objective which William secured agreement for will mean that if and when a new planning application is submitted for the Vincent Byrne site, then the maximum building height will be three storeys and two storeys where it backs or side onto adjoining two-storey housing.

The new objective has been welcomed by local residents.