Protecting the Liffey Valley – Lavelle meets new owners of St. Ed’s

December 12, 2013  

St.Eds auction signWilliam has met with the Chief Executive of Luttrelstown Castle Golf & Country Club who confirmed to that his company has acquired the 274 acre land bank at St. Edmundsbury.

 The new owners advised William that the St. Ed’s lands had been acquired as a long term investment. They further indicated to William that a local farmer had been appointed to farm the lands and that two houses which were occupied up until recent years, are to be refurbished.

 William took the opportunity to inform the new owners of the Lucan community’s long-held opposition to any residential development on these lands.

 William stated: As a local resident; and as your local councillor; I will continue to campaign to ensure the highest levels of protection for the Liffey Valley lands and to oppose any and all proposals for inappropriate development!”

The lands are subject to a dedicated ‘Liffey Valley’ land zoning; which William first proposed and drafted in 2010; and which was subsequently adopted by councillors as part of the current County Development Plan. 

William also took the opportunity to ask if the new owners would examine, in conjunction with South Dublin County Council, the potential of providing walking routes along the River Liffey.  William has also tabled this proposal for the December meeting of the council’s Lucan Area Committee.