Amusement arcade objection

The following planning application has been lodged Area 4-North West.  Application Number: 3032/12 Location.  11, Main Street, Finglas, Dublin 11. Proposal:  For the change of use of the ground floor area from retail use to use as an internet cafe/amusement arcade.
Dessie Ellis, Sinn Fein TD, 50 Main Street, Finglas, Dublin 11. last week lodged an objection to the change of use to an amusement arcade, In the objection Dessie outlined the nature of the remaining services  in Main Street Finglas, the decimation of the Village due to the opening of Charlestown Shopping Centre and the resulting closure of a number of retail units.  The existing services are used primarily by older members of the community who rely on public transport and the addition of an amusement arcade will add nothing to the village.  

Woodhazel Residents fear for the safety of their Children

Woodhazel Residents in Ballymun fear for the safety of their children if BRL push ahead with plans to build a road through Coultry Park and Woodhazel.  The narrow road is already causing trouble for residents especially when there is an event taking place in Coultry Park.  Residents have committed to fight tooth and nails to ensure the works do not go ahead.  Local Sinn Féin Representative Noeleen Reilly said ‘it is about time the residents’ concerns were listened to.  The opening up of this road was in the original plans for Ballymun in 1995, but since then a number of other developments have not taken place.  If BRL go ahead an open up this road the residents will be sieged by Anti-Social elements as it will be become an escape route’.  A number of Local Residents wished to comment on the controversy.  Eugene Lynch ‘objects to the building of the road as it will be danger to children’.  Peter Hunt said’ I have my grandchildren visiting me; there is no way I could let them out if they open up the road.  It just wouldn’t be safe’.  Josephine Basnett also added ‘They don’t seem to care about the safety of the children or care about what the community want, They don’t live here, their children don’t play here and they haven’t been living on a building site for the past 25 years.’  Brl plan to have this as two way system and say there is enough room as well to park 1.5 cars either side.  This would be impossible and would certainly lead to accidents. Residents are open to negotiation; one suggestion would be instead of a road to build a path.  Negotiation means BRL would have to talk to the residents but they don’t seem to want to do that.  A petition by Residents was handed into BRL but has been responded to as of yet. END