February 25, 2017

Irish government look at plans to demolish local small working harbour to build seven marine units and six terraced penthouse properties

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The developer, Bantra Property Limited  proposed a planning application to build a mixed-use marine commercial, leisure, community and residential development at the Dalkey, south Dublin location was submitted earlier this month, and if approved it could completely transform the area.

If plans go ahead they will demolish the marine chandlery sheds that have resided in the area for generations. They then plan on building seven marine-based activity units and a harbour side café. Over these units they then plan on building six residential terraced home penthouse properties

The developer Bartra Property Ltd has sought planning permission for commercial and residential units located at the scenic south Dublin Bay harbour’s waterfront site.

Wikipedia’s definition: Bullock Harbour or Bulloch Harbour (Irish: Cuan Bhlóic)[1] is a small working harbour located near the heritage town of Dalkey on the southeast coast of Dublin Bay in Ireland.

But what the locals know Bullock Harbour for is where generations spent their childhood. Those long sunny days helping out in the sheds and with the boats getting paid in ice creams and boat rides. It is also known for its trade of lobster and crab and quiet harbour views.

Bantra Property Limited  say it will have a “positive visual impact at Bolluch Harbour”.

To object it will cost you €20  – go to www.dlrcoco.ie. Planning ref D16a/0906. The deadline is the 19th of  Jan at 4pm.

People Before Profit TD and Chair of Save Our Seafront, Richard Boyd Barrett took to Facebook posting photo of a Packed meeting in Killiney castle on Jan 5th to discuss the plans recently submitted by Richard Barrett, of Treasury Holdings fame (bailed out to the tune of €2.7bn by the Irish taxpayer), to develop Bullock Harbour with private houses and destroying this unique heritage and cultural site and stealing it from the people.

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Locals voiced their outrage saying

How is someone who was bailed out able to afford to build again should he not be made to pay the cost of this development back to the people of Ireland who bailed him out? Sickening. Keep up the good work PBP”

“How dare you destroy history for a quick buck. How dare you rampage over our lives with your greed”

Bullock needs be saved from this development no doubt but Dun Laoghaire needs the cruise ships.Tourism,Jobs etc.The town is on its knees”

“I am disgusted to my core that anyone can dare to demolish this beautiful and precious landmark”

 

 

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