Council Votes In Favour Of Traveller Accommodation Sites

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has agreed a proposal to build Traveller accommodation sites.

Sixteen Councillors voted in favour of the draft Traveller accommodation plan, which makes provisions for 11 sites across the south Dublin area. Ten Councillors voted against the proposal.

Some 147 submissions were made to the proposal before the consultation ended on December 22, with a further nine being received after the deadline.

A petition, with 186 signatures, was also submitted calling for one of the sites,

Mount Anville Road in Mount Merrion, to be sold and the money used to construct a swimming pool at Glenalbyn.

The sites on the draft Traveller accommodation plan are at Cloragh in Rathfarnham; Enniskerry Road in Sandyford; Glenamuck Road in Kiltiernan; Lehaunstown near Cherrywood; Pottery Road in Dún Laoghaire; Rathmichael Road near Cherrywood; Stillorgan Grove in Stillorgan; the West Pier at Dún Laoghaire Harbour; and a site at UCD.


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