Echo Letters: Unfair development has changed Tallaght village character

Dear Editor,

I HAVE read with great interest and similar concerns about the proposed unsustainable development of Tallaght. We have all seen how this unfair development has changed the character and very essence of our once lovely village.

As a local paper for the area should you not demand a response from our politicians.

Village - Main St

Isn’t it ironic, that on the very same evening I read the letters to your editor complaining about unsustainable development in Tallaght, and other examples of South Dublin County Council disregard for the people of Tallaght, I should also read about happenings in the more salubrious area of Dublin (Mount Merrion), where a proposal to build just 63 homes, (which was strongly opposed by Simon Ross) was turned down by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown’s decision to reject was made to save the trees and to avoid further unnecessary pressure on local schools and families.

The Council said the proposed properties “would adversely affect the sylvan character of the subject, would adversely affect the residential and visual amenity of the occupants and would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area”.

What about our trees, our schools, our families and the proper planning and sustainable development of Tallaght.

Come on, Echo. Your paper has a social responsibility. It should be an instrument of democracy for people like the people of Tallaght who have been left with politicians and a council unwilling or unable to do what is right.

Your paper should be able to produce or force reform, or at the very least get answers. We are fed up reading about the negative things that happen in Tallaght, let us start something positive for Tallaght. In the absense of others we are depending on you.

Yours sincerely,

(Name and address with editor)

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