Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Bray Town Council must act on former Superquinn site on Southern Cross

Bray Sinn Féin election candidate Oliver O'Brien has called on Bray Town Council to act to ensure that dumping and other illegal activities are ended at a site on the Southern Cross Road that was due to be development as part of the Superquinn chain of supermarkets.  He made the call after meeting with the residents association of the neighbouring Deer Park, WhiteoaksHeatherwood and Ard Na Greine estates, he further went onto say that ultimately whats needed is the development of the site for the purpose it was zoned to provide services for the residents in the area.

After meeting the residents association Oliver said "The saga of the undeveloped Superquinn site has now been dragging on for many years and unfortunately has been left in a limbo since Musgraves took over Superquinn last year. The residents of the Southerncross area have not only been left without critical infrastructure such as a shop, they have been left with a large site where illegal dumping is rampant. I am now calling on the council to ensure the owner of the site has it cleaned up, secured and that the council us all its influence to ensure that the site is developed in accordance with the planning permission that was granted".

"In 2007 the councillors on Bray Town Council voted to dispose of their interests in 1.78 acres of the site for €14.4million. Planning permission was granted for a supermarket and other ancillary neighbourhood uses, it also has planning for a 6 screen cinema. There is a financial clause in the contract the council made with the owner of the site to keep pressure on them to ensure it was developed, this clause now needs to be enforced" continued O'Brien

"The residents along the Southerncross are long overdue the local infrastructure that's so badly needed. Bray also badly needs a cinema and the residents in the neighbouring estates of Deer Park, Heatherwood, White Oaks, Ard Na Greine and Mountain View Drive need the anti social behaviour to stop, the site secured and cleaned up. My colleague councillor John Brady has constantly been raising this at council level and the council must now act under the powers they have under the Litter Act and also the clause they have dating back to the time of the sale of the site in 2007" concluded O'Brien.

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