Save Sean Walsh Park
Sean Walsh Park is Tallaght's only Green Flag Park. The proposal to build apartments in the confines of the park represents a threat to all public green spaces across South Dublin County.
There is a lack of clarity about who will live in these apartments. While on the face of it the proposed apartments are due to be occupied by “older residents” the architects report and plans published on the SDCC website also state that the apartments are “all for use as sheltered housing.” in addition to referencing the development as “Social Housing Development at Whitestown Way”.
This proposal threatens Sean Walsh Park in very particular ways.
The proposed development of apartments for older people on this particular site is also misguided in other ways.
SDCC Depot Staff & Litter Mugs Celebrating
the Green Flag Award in Oct 2018
Putting old peoples homes beside Tallaght Stadium which hosts sporting events regularly and will host concerts represents extremely poor planning. The strong lights and loud noise can be very intrusive for current residents leaving nearby. The proposed apartments are just a hundred meters or so away from the stadium.
During the staging of events in Tallaght Stadium emergency vehicles will face increased difficulties getting access to the old persons residences. By definition older people call upon emergency services more frequently and there could be more that 100 residents in this development.
The residents will have to navigate the extremely busy N81 to access buses, Luas, Pharmacies, Tallaght Hospital, Library, the Square etc.
There is at least one more appropriate site available in Tallaght for the proposed Cluid development that would not cause any of the foregoing problems and issues.
If you agree that Sean Walsh Park is the wrong place for these apartments please help by:
1) Signing our Online Petition and spreading it on social media.
2) Making a Submission to South Dublin County Council. You can send in a written submission or submit it online.
3) Downloading this offline petition and ask all of you family, friends and neighbours to sign. Only ask people that live in South County Dublin and those that are eligible to vote.
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