We have begun the process of engaging with the various parties involved in the development of the Central Mental Hospital. We acknowledge that development will happen on this site in the coming years, however we expect that this development will fit within, and enhance, our existing communities. The current proposal does neither. We are very concerned that it will be detrimental to our well-established close-knit community build over the last 70 years.
Our Objectives for this development are:
• To protect our families: We want quieter roads, not an exacerbation of the existing rat-runs.
• Appropriate development: 4/6 story blocks mid site, with 2/3 story houses at the edges is appropriate.
• Diversity in housing: Our area needs elderly/downsizer housing, family housing and a mix of owner occupiers and social housing.
• Proper infrastructure: Given the lack of public investment in past years, Luas, transport, roads, schools, healthcare, childcare and recreational spaces are all at capacity. There’s no room for this development at the scale proposed.