DUNDRUM residents are calling for proper consultation on plans for the site of the former central mental hospital.

by Gazette Reporter
Dundrum Central Mental Hospital

Earlier this week seven residents’ associations jointly wrote to Taoiseach Micheal Martin to outline their concerns about the development of the large site. 

Sinn Féin area representative Shaun Tracey is supporting calls from residents associations who want the Land Development Agency to consult locals.

Mr Tracey said he shares many of the concerns of the groups and sees the site as crucial for the delivery of social and affordable homes to rent and buy.

Sinn Féin area representative Shaun Tracey

He added: “I am particularly concerned about the lack of commitment to an appropriate amount of social and affordable homes on public land.

“I would urge the LDA to engage in proper and meaningful dialogue and consultation with these groups and to take on board there genuine concerns.

“It seems that proper consideration of the pressures on public services have not been given adequate consideration.

“I am seriously concerned to see plans to build an entrance road to the development through the green area in Rosemount. This is one of the few green spaces in the area.”

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