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    With all due respect to Tallaght I think it is fair to say that planners and councillors should have learned many lessons since planning that metropolis- lessons about providing facilities and infrastructure and a decent environment and not just boxes to put as many people as possible in.

    But no - they are well on their way to creating Tallaght By The Sea and destroying the whole coastal area of Rush, Lusk, Skerries and Balbriggan. In addition to the existing vast housing estates in the area Rush councillors have voted through permission for another 1000 houses despite the fact that it doesn't have the infrastructure to cope with existing expansion and despite opposition from the majority of Rush residents. Another 1000 houses while existing ones remain unsold and the only improvement to the town (of 8500 residents) carried out in years is the provision of a library which still hasn't opened.

    The councillors who pandered to the developers instead of serving their people are as follows:
    (Fianna Fail)Daragh Butler, Brenda Clifford, Mags Murray, Margaret Richardson, Eoghan O'Brien. (Green Party) Joe Corr, David Healy, Robbie Kelly. (Fine Gael) Anne Devitt, Alan Farrell, Eithne Loftus, Joan Maher. (Independent) May McKeown. Absent for vote: (Independent)David O'Connor.
    The only councillors who actually tried to serve the people who elected them were:
    (Labour) Ciaran Byrne, Peter Coyle, Peggy Hamill, Gerry McGuire, Tom Kelleher. (Socialist Party) Clare Daly.

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    where do you mean exactly, what developments

    you could call the north fringe the same.
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    im from tallaght and the most depressing thing for me about the celtic tiger was seeing the EXACT same mistakes made there being replicated all over the country.

    LE is right.

    you can make the exact same claim about lucan, celbridge in kildare, dunshauglin in meath, mullingar , edenderry. the list is endless.

    there might be laws that make the developments look a little prettier now than the sheer shameless criminality that was "planning" in tallaght (see brown envelop brigade) but besides adamstown NO new development in the country has had infrastracture put in before the gaffs.

    still you get what you vote for, the big three made tallaght what it is so why are you surprised the did the same to the whole country?

    its NEVER been about planning, and always been about the money.

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    eh dunno about the North Fringe... any development inside the M50 or bordering the C ring in the Metropolitan Area as North Fringe does, at higher densities served by rail and QBC - however badly - is better than what we've seen elsewhere - East MEath being the prime example imo. you're right tho LE, it's far far far from perfect and we have spectacularly fcked up during the boom.

    Dunno about the developments in question though/ Is it a Local Area plan?

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    also can we stop using Tallaght and Ballymun as analogies for bad planning. No matter how bad things are we have stopped building vast social housing sink estates like Jobstown and Ballymun. Whether Laytown and Kinnegad et al become ghettoes of the future is open to debate, given the social mix and the level of ennui that is about to hit

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    Quote Originally Posted by constitutionus View Post

    its never been about planning, and always been about the money.
    +1000........

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    The planners learn and propose.
    The councillors don't and oppose.
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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    There are now thousands of potential ghettos throughout Ireland, due to pure greed, and bad planning. Pick any county.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostexpectation View Post
    where do you mean exactly, what developments

    you could call the north fringe the same.
    I'm taking about massive housing estates in what were small towns and villages with little or no infrastructure. I'm talking about previous Local Area Plans which promised schools, community centres, sewerage upgrades etc to go with the houses but didn't deliver. I'm talking about a handful of well known developers who get permission to build whatever they want but are somehow exempt from compulsory purchase orders when it comes to land allocated for facilities.

    I'm especially disapointed with Joe Corr, a Rush Green councillor who has sold out his community with his vote for another 1000 houses. Incomprehensible!
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    you're still waffling
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