Lavelle calls on council to drop proposals to open-up estate railings

August 17, 2012  

Councillor meets with Fforster residents opposed to unwanted ‘permeability’ project

Cllr. William Lavelle, local councillor for Lucan has joined local residents in opposing controversial plans to open up gaps in the railings between Fforster estate and the Outer Ring Road.

William states: “I recently attended a meeting with a large number of Fforster residents opposed to these proposals which are being proposed as part of a so-called ‘permeability’ project.

“Residents in Fforster are very clear that do not need permeability measures foisted on their estate to increase their levels of walking and cycling. Instead residents fear that these new gaps will bring unwelcome traffic into their estate, especially late night spillover from the Mint nightclub located immediately opposite one of the proposed gaps.

“Last year I successfully supported residents of Moy Glas in opposing proposals to open-up railings at Griffeen Avenue. Yet again I am supporting residents against unwelcome proposals.

“I will be tabling a motion at the next full county council meeting calling on the Manager to focus on improving pedestrian and cycle safety along key routes to schools, not on projects which the community does not want.