Originally Posted by resident_1
The mentality to try drag your own estate down on a public forum based on trivial concerns is beyond me.
They're not trivial concerns though.
I'm one of the residents of Lucan Village who made obs on the proposed SDZ to SDCC btw- so I'm not a random stranger either.
Lack of parking.
Lack of public transport options.
Appalling traffic congestion twice a day- for hours in the morning and evening.
Antisocial behaviour (including ongoing issues rounding up horses in other parts of the SDZ).
Full local schools (its across the board- its not limited to Shackleton Park- I'm in the village, my kids couldn't get a place locally either).
Essentially- its a massive development- a-la Tallaght in the early 80s- without a lot of thought given to the provision of services, facilities and amenities- on the basis- if you build it they will come.........
Yes- the old Superquinn shopping centre and library are reasonably nearby- but even they are over-crowded and a chore to visit (and good luck to you if you're trying to park in there).
People really need to do proper due dilligence on where they intend to buy. I've a copy of the Cairn brochure here- we take it out and laugh at it at our own Management Company meetings.
Lucan was massively over developed- before the SDZ and any of its associated thousands of properties come on stream- the manner in which this 'development' is being flogged as some sort of a luxury development- is a kick in the teeth for people who actually live in Lucan and whose standard of living is being throd into the ground- because it quite simply doesn't have the means to assimilate all these gigantic new developments that are coming on stream.
If it was done the other way around- and transport issues resolved first of all- it would be easier to look more kindly on the developments in the SDZ and be a little less worried about how long its going to add to our daily commutes, the difficulty getting into local schools, visiting the local shopping centre to buy more than we can carry 2km home etc etc.
We don't have the services, the facilities and the amenities to integrate the SDZ into the area- full stop. We also don't believe the platitudes about new parks and other services coming on stream down the road- we've lived with Adamstown for the last 15 years- we don't believe a word we hear.
People deserve better.