Sallins Community Council Council is holding a public meeting this Monday in a bid to find ways of speeding up the development of 33 acres of land acquired by Kildare County Council for amenities.
Speaking to KildareNow, Mike Dolly, of Sallins Community Council said: "The by-pass lands acquired by Kildare County Council have been to the forefront for the past 12 months. There has been a stall in the development of the 33 acres of land, acquired by Kildare County Council in 2016. We still don't even have a playground in Sallins and there are 2,000 children under 12 years of age."
Mr Dolly says that the 33 acres of land will provide sporting and non-sporting amenities for the community and is designated for open spaces and amenities, so it will not be used for housing.
Meanwhile,Kildare County Council have indicated to Sallins Ccmmunity Council that they remain committed to the project and hope to appoint a consultant this Autumn to consult with the community and prepare a report taking into account the views of all Sallins residents. This will be followed by a plan detailing how the lands will be developed.
“We want to to send out a clear message to Kildare County Council that we as a community are very much committed to developing amenities of which we can all be proud as soon as possible,” said SCC chairman Fergus Carpenter.
Sallins Community Council representatives also recently met with Kildare County Council officials in relation to seeking government funding for the project.
Residents are urged to show their support and have their say by attending the public meeting, at 8pm, on Monday, September 17, in Sallins National School.
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