People Before Profit Waterford again reject the planning application for Gallwey’s Hill, Tramore. This site should be developed for the community as previously stated. Discussion surrouding the site came up with suggestions a number of months ago from the Tramore community, such as a Community Garden and viewing area. People have reacted immediately to another planning application appearing during lockdown.
Local PBP spokesperson Una Dunphy says “This area is treasured by locals and tourists alike, and is an immediately recognisable view of our local precious environment. It should be developed as a Community Garden and Viewing Platform as discussed when the last planning notice appeared. Disability inclusion and employment was a strong suggestion from locals which could see the area best developed for all.”
The voice of the Community is stronger when it comes together and there was widespread condemnation of any planning proposal last time out. The view issues cannot be taken as an individual complaint but as a community one. Anything impacting negatively on our environment should not be given planning permission. This site is part of the scenic beauty of the town, and must have consensus of the public before being ruined.
Una continues: “The petition to stop development here gained hundreds of signatures a couple of months ago and will no doubt now get further support. This can be added to any objection to reinforce how the public feels about the area and what should happen to it. I would encourage widespread signing and sharing as people power can ultimately change the course of what happens in our Communities.”