Naas Inner Relief Road is 'vital' says local Cllr despite opposition

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Naas Inner Relief Road is 'vital' says local Cllr despite opposition
By Louise McCarthy 6:30 Thursday 21st of March 2019

A Naas Councillor says it is absolutely ‘vital’ that the Naas Inner Relief Road goes ahead despite huge opposition locally.

A vote is expected to take place, according to Cllr Brett,  on the routes between this May 12 and 14.

Cllr Fintan Brett says that plans for 500 houses will be stopped if the plans are halted.

A meeting is taking place next Monday, at the Osprey Hotel, at 7.30pm, organised by concerned residents opposed to the controversial Preferred Route 2 option.

Cllr Brett said: “The Dublin Road is blocked with traffic, traffic that goes from A to B to C, will go A to C. This allows for the construction of 500 houses.”

He said: “The road was postponed. It can’t be moved out, if it is not done now, it could be another 20 years. There are three councillors supporting it and three against it, others are in the middle.”

Meanwhile, proposals for the Naas Inner Relief Road are completely 'outdated' says concerned residents of Kings Court.

Angela and Philip Cawley are just two of many concerned residents.

Here are some of the arguments put forward by Angela and Philip Cawley, who have been residing at Kings Court, for approximately 16 years:

It says: "This proposal was outlined in a Naas Local Plan in 1992, which is 27 years ago. At this stage, the proposal is completely outdated. For example, the population of the town in 1991 was approximately 11,000 and now it's approximately 21,500 with projections of a future population of approximately 30,000 or perhaps 50,000, making Naas one of the largest towns in Ireland, with a population greater than Kilkenny city, and heading towards the population of Waterford city."

The statement added: "Even worse are the proposals to have an approximately seven foot high wall at the front of our estate, which will rise to approximately 11 foot where our estate of Kings Court intersects with The Gallops estate.”

Kildare Co Council  insists that the preferred Route 2 Corridor "will bring the important and necessary improvements to the town and the local community."

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