The Park is poised for 1,000 jobs boost

by Gazette Reporter
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MORE than 1,000 jobs are being predicted for The Park commercial and residential development in Carrickmines, thanks to the passing of a motion to redesignate a quadrant of it as a neighbourhood centre.
The motion, by Cllr Neale Richmond (FG), was voted on at a recent Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown council meeting to discuss the new County Development Plan and includes 6,000sq m for retail development.
Councillors voted 24 for and 13 against the redesignation of The Park as a neighbourhood centre, which provides local facilities such as small convenience shops, hairdressers, hardware etc within a residential neighbourhood.
The northeast quadrant of The Park will act as a focal point for a neighbourhood providing services within five minutes’ walking distance of the local population. The Park already provides employment for about 1,400 people.
Cllr Richmond said he welcomed the decision by the council to agree to removing obstacles for the creation of more than 1,000 possible jobs.
He said: “I am delighted to receive the overwhelming support of so many councillors. Although this is just the first step, the passing of this motion can allow for the completion of The Park and for the construction of much needed leisure facilities, Luas access, retail units and restaurants.
“Already, The Park has received countless expressions of interest from businesses looking to take up opportunities. This vote could lead to more than 1,000 new jobs.”
On the motion, Cllr Shay Brennan (FF) said: “I think it’s a good thing as The Park is located in a place that can take additional traffic and is missing retail.
“It will give people a location that will act as a one-stop shop to go to which will keep traffic off the road, as they can get all their messages in one place.”

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