The draft Meath County Development plan is currently on display for public consultation. This plan sets the planning policies for the County for the next six years and gives an opportunity to have the Council agree to concrete steps to protect the environment in Julianstown by advancing a bypass of the village
The contents of the plan are decided by elected councillors and not officials therefore the more people that look for this the better chance there will be of progress.
The one thing councillors fear is losing votes.
Therefore we are asking you to sign this petition to show how many people are in favour of saving Julianstown
An Bord Pleanála published details that Rockmill has entered consultation with it around a proposal to build 201 appartments on a site to the North of Southgate shopping centre and to the South West of Grange Rath.
This brings to 2,322 the number of housing units in large developments that are in the pipeline for South Drogheda/East Meath which could lead to a population increase of up to 6,500 in the area (approximately the size of Fermoy). See below for an updated table with links
Protect East Meath this week lodged an objection against another planning application for a massive housing development in East Meath – this time 357 housing units between Grangerath and the Mill Road.
Protect East Meath yesterday lodged observations against a proposed development at Rathmullan in Drogheda for 661 housing units. The observation draws attention to the chronic traffic situation in Julianstown that will be worsened by this huge car-dependent development. There are also concerns about bats, birds and otters. You can download the submission from here or read it below.
At the invitation of deputy Fergus O’Dowd representatives of Julianstown and District Community Association gave evidence to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport with input also from the Department of Transport and Meath County Council.
Local TDs Declan Breathanch and Imelda Munster supported the residents in encouraging the Department to support the local authority in prioritising a solution.
Cllrs Paddy Meade and Annie Hoey also attended to support the presentation. Presentation can be downloaded here. Video below (start at 20 mins)
Protect East Meath and Coreet Ltd confirm that by agreement the Judicial Review lodged by Protect East Meath has been withdrawn.
Protect East Meath, together with the Julianstown and District Community Association, will now be in a position to analyse the environment in Julianstown and will be able to retain the required consultants to develop solutions aimed at alleviating air and noise pollution from high traffic volumes in the village.