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Festival photos (Sunday 20th May)

Harold’s Cross Park on Sunday, 20 May, 2018

 

 

Harold’s Cross Five Point Pledge for General Election Candidates

When General Election candidates call to your home in the coming weeks, ask them have they signed up to the 5 point plan. This is a vow to help our village achieve five major goals during the term of the next government. The “big wins” were drawn up by the Harold’s Cross Village Community Council as part of the wider Harold’s Cross Vision 2025 plan – after a well-attended public meeting last summer.
All General Election 2016 candidates in our constituency are being asked to make the pledge ahead of polling day. Ask the next election hopeful to knock on you door if they have signed up to helping Harold’s Cross become the greenest, healthiest, smartest urban village in Dublin by 2025.

VILLAGE BRACED FOR ‘BIG DIG’ TO HOUSE NEW RESIDENTS

Harold’s Cross is facing into a “big dig” over the coming months as developers start work on three major sites.

Construction on houses, apartments and social accommodation for around 1,000 new residents threaten the village with traffic and noise disruption within weeks.

On the largest project, developers New Generation are asking city chiefs for a green light to start work on a 180-apartment complex at Mount Argus.

The proposed eight-block development facing onto Kimmage Road Lower was approved by An Bord Pleanala in April  2011.

Plans include a massive dig four metres beneath the level of the adjoining River Poddle for an underground car park.

The excavation will need significant earth works and its removal in heavy lorries.

A new access is also needed from Kimmage Road Lower, including a bridge over the river, to get equipment onto the site.

A tree survey is also to be carried out.

Exploratory work has already begun at the field next to Mount Argus church by the developers, who are also behind redevelopment plans at the St Clare’s Convent site.  

Separately, homeless organisation Focus Ireland has confirmed works will start before the end of the year on a 28-apartment sheltered housing complex in the village.

The three-storey development will be sited at the front of Our Lady’s Hospice on Harold’s Cross Road.

It will include 18 one-bedroom apartments, nine two-bed flats and one three-bedroom unit.

Focus Ireland said the development will be used to house “the elderly or people with a disability” who are registered as homeless with Dublin City Council.

A “commencement notice” to start approved works was issued to planning chiefs in October.

In another major development, construction is due to begin on 36 new houses and 27 apartments at the junction of Harold’s Cross Road and Mount Tallant Avenue.

The 3.4 acre site was formerly used by the CapCo roofing company and has lain derelict for a number of years.

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