Victory for community as council officials drop controversial plans to open-up of railings at Moy Glas & Griffeen Avenue

November 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Lucan

Cllr. William Lavelle, Fine Gael councillor for Lucan has today welcomed the news that council officials have dropped controversial plans to open a permanent pedestrian link in the railings at the front of Moy Glas, onto Griffeen Avenue.

 Cllr. Lavelle who supported residents in opposing this move called it “another victory for the community”

 Cllr. Lavelle stated: “Moy Glas residents recently received letters from council officials seeking feedback on the ‘permeability’ proposal to open a permanent pedestrian link in the railings at the front of Moy Glas, onto Griffeen Avenue.

“I have been contacted by a large number of residents objecting to this proposal, given the real concerns that it would invariably lead to an increase in movement through Moy Glas by gangs of youths and related anti-social behaviour.

“Furthermore, as far back as the Lucan Area Committee Meeting of the 28th June and a Lucan Councillor Briefing Meeting of the 13th July, I had advised council officials that there would be strong objections from residents to this proposal. However officials instead chose to proceed with a public consultation.

“In response to the level of community opposition; and in line with my own original concerns, I tabled a motion for next week’s Lucan Area Committee meeting directing the Manager to drop these proposals.

“However in advance of that meeting I have now been advised that Council Management have agreed to drop these proposals.