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Our AGM will take place on Thursday October 14th at 21:00A link to the online event will be published closer to the event.It is now more urgent than ever to donate whatever you can to our fundraiser.We need your support.bit.ly/3tcqRMv ... See MoreSee Less
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Donabate Portrane Community Council today lodged a complaint with the Office of the Planning Regulator in relation to the policy of Fingal County Council of permitting developers to buy their way out of providing the minimum amount of public open space in new developments. Having written twice to Fingal Co. Co. without receiving a response and having made an official complaint to Fingal Co. Co. which equally was not responded to, DPCC was left with no option but to escalate the matter to the Office of the Planning Regulator. It is inconceivable and incomprehensible that Fingal Co. Co. permits developers of large greenfield sites to buy their way, without any valid reason, out of providing even the minimum required public open space, thereby condemning the people living in those estate to survive without proper open spaces. Fingal has taken in around €1million in the past 5 years from developers through these buy-outs, money which is supposed to be invested in other local parks and spaces to upgrade them. We have seen no evidence that Fingal has spent any of this money on upgrading these facilities and they have remained silent when we have questioned them on where all this money has gone. We, as a community, have had enough of sub-standard development and DPCC will continue to fight this appalling abuse of process. ... See MoreSee Less
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