Urban Life, the Drogheda based development company that sought permission to build a high rise development at the entrance to Trinity Gardens and Georges Street has withdrawn its planning application.
The application, which was for a 65 apartment development varying in height from two to seven storeys, was the cause of much outrage throughout the town but especially among residents of Trinity Gardens and the surrounding streets.
A campaign by local residents against the development was launched at a well-attended public meeting on August 13 at which speaker after speaker, including political representatives, lambasted the plan as being “a monstrosity” and grossly out of character and scale with the surrounding area which is mostly single or two storey dwellings.
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Following the meeting the campaign committee received a letter from the Mayor of Drogheda which was also signed by all of the Drogheda Councillors offering their support.
Teresa McKenna, a spokesperson for the ad hoc campaign comittee, told Drogheda Life that they were delighted that the application had been withdrawn.
“We are hoping that when Urban Life do develop the site that they will come up with a more sympathetic plan for the area, something that will enhance the local community” she said.
She said that Urban Life had never consulted with residents in the area about their plans but added that they would be delighted to sit down with them to discuss what will happen with the site now that the original plan is no longer on the table.
“We have no difficulty discussing their future plans for the area” she said. “We are part of a wider community not a standalone estate. Come talk to us, we’ll be more than happy to engage with you” she added.
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