Originally Posted by Brego888
Hard to argue with that either Morini as I do agree that theses private landlord deals will now become the norm. Just think people are very quick to conclude that areas with Hap/social housing/private landlords etc will become another Darndale or Ballymun.
Anyway I've seen the other houses Glenveigh have for sale Rush it looks like a similar development.
As a Donabate resident how would you compare living in Donabate vs Rush? Donabate seems a lovely area and location but with the overall infrastructure of a small village.
I've lived here for over 20 years and that is the key problem with living here. It's a lovely area with great people and a very strong sense of community at the moment.
But it has always been short-changed when it comes to the necessary bits to sustain it.
For a start, the council was given planning permission by ABP to build the new distributor road as a dual carriageway
, but they only built single and its very narrow. It's purpose is to open up land for development. That's all filtering down onto the Hearse Rd and the M1 interchange with no plans to upgrade either. It's already chocoblock in the mornings, so what'll it be like when the more serious development gets going in the next few years? Also the traffic through the Donabate village itself at peaktime is a nightmare. It can take 10 minutes to drive just 1km.
The trains are massively overcrowded and no relief in sight - assuming there will be any - for quite some time to come. One direct return bus service to the city per day and that's it.
Even more worryingly, the county council owns ~ 350acres of land at Ballymastone and plan to build 1200 units thereon. They are not going to public consultation with this, much to the anger and fury of the locals.
If I am correct, the council agreed with local representative groups a mix of 20% social, 20% affordable and the balance privately owned. However the emergence of housing agencies doing deals before going to market may have no bearing who ends up living there. Development on a similar scale is proposed for sites at Corballis over time.
There's no Garda station, swimming pool, decent supermarket, and all of this in a town that'll match or exceed the likes of Naas, Athlone, or Sligo. Looking at how things are zoned, no provision is being made for anything like these necessary items.
The local elections are around the corner and I understand the current and future situation is very much a hot topic on the doorstep. The locals are angry and annoyed at the infrastructure shortage, and the absolute pounding the village has taken in the last few years from construction traffic and poor management thereof, and the real prospect that situation is not likely to get better any time soon.