Ó RÍORDÁIN CRITICISES DCC 2ND ATTEMPT TO REZONE ST PAUL'S SWIMMING POOL LAND, SYBIL HILL ROAD, RAHENY
Statement from Cllr Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
Tuesday July 6th 2010
Cllr Aodhán Ó Riordáin has criticised the City Manager's latest attempts to rezone the former swimming pool site at St Paul's school, Sybil Hill Road, Raheny. At the Draft Development Plan stage a joint motion from Cllr Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Cllr Seán Kenny overturned the inclusion of the recommendation as part of the Draft Plan. However the City Manager has again made the proposal as part of the Development Plan Process proper.
'Despite the fact that our motion was passed halting the re-zoning going out as part of the Draft Development Plan, the manager has disregarded that decision of council and has now attempted to re-zone the site again. It appears that the unanimous view of the council on the previous occasion is of little interest to the planning department of Dublin city Council.'
'Now residents have informed me that a site notice (3074/10) has appeared at this site for eight-storey blocks of apartments, totally pre-empting the vote on the re-zoning proposal. The current Z15 zoning is much more community friendly than the proposed Z1 zoning. It is a shame that the manager doesn't agree with me, and has decided to press on with his proposal regardless.'
'I can assure concerned residents that we will again be tabling a motion rejecting this proposal and that we will not agree to the rezoning of this site. The 20 Labour Councillors on Dublin City Council will be supporting this motion rejecting the manager's recommendation.'