Thumbs up for health centre

by Staff Reporter

Fingal County Council has granted planning permission for the development of the long-awaited primary health centre in Corduff.
The centre, which residents have been waiting 30 years for, was granted full planning permission by the council.
The centre will be based near Corduff Shopping Centre at Blackcourt Road with Corduff access from Blackcourt Road. Pedestrian access points will be from Corduff Avenue, Corduff Gardens, Corduff Way and Corduff Shopping Centre.
Construction work on the centre is expected to begin at the end of this year or early next year.
There is also car parking for 61 vehicles included in the plans with 20 cycle spaces. The building will have two and three storey sections and will be more than 2,000 sq m.
A number of building conditions have been attached including one which will benefit residents, which is that work will be restricted to between 8am and 6pm on weekdays and between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, with no work on Sundays and bank holidays.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar said that when built the centre will be a “great asset for the community” and will include a new primary care centre, a child and adolescent mental health team, an early intervention team, and accommodation for a dental surgery and a GP surgery.
The primary care team has been working from Hartstown up to now.
“Although we have had to wait a long time to get to this stage, the HSE has stated publicly that work will commence after planning permission is granted. I want to state again that we have got to this stage thanks to the campaigners who have worked tirelessly to get the centre started,” Minister Varadkar said.
Anne Smith of the Corduff Health Action Group said if planning permission has been granted, they will continue to “keep an eye on the whole process”.
“We are part of a group [put together] to deal with community participation in the area and we want services to reflect the need of the area.
“There is a focus on children in the centre and we are delighted with that, but there is also a need for senior citizens

Related Articles