Re: Re: Development of Dun Laoghaire seafront
However, the Sandycove and Glasthule Residents’ Association circulated a newsletter at last night’s county council meeting, outlining their objections to the plans. The statement raised questions about the feasibility of creating a sand beach which could be washed away and said that development on the seashore would devastate the ecosystem.
“It is not relevant to the aspirations of the community,” the statement read. “There is no way to realise financially or practically the project.”
The latest report the 48th by the sub-committee received over 1,200 submissions from the public, including over 500 from the Save Our Seafront campaign, but rules out simply restoring the outdoor baths which one source described as a “sentimental connection to the past” which does not recognise the fact that people’s leisure habits have changed.
A committee of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has recommended the existing bath building be extended and revamped to provide a public swimming pool.
The move comes despite county manager Owen Keegan warning that such a facility, which would include outdoor swimming pool and the possibility of an indoor facility, was “unlikely to attract significant patronage and at best will operate for a very limited season”.
An analysis of submissions found that most people favoured neither one proposal nor the other, which consultants said was to be expected.
so it still crawling along and now a new set of plans…