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Longford Councillor believes greyhound stadium unsuitable for modular housing

Nov 24, 2022 17:11 By Shannonside News
Longford Councillor believes greyhound stadium unsuitable for modular housing Longford Councillor believes greyhound stadium unsuitable for modular housing
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Councillor Gerry Warnock has raised concerns over the site due to its plans for a skatepark and cycle way which part eight planning was adopted for by councillors at yesterday's meeting.

A Longford Councillor believes the greyhound stadium is not a suitable location for modular homes to house Ukrainian refugees.

It's understood the Office of Public Works has identified three potential sites in the town with a recent meeting of Longford County Council informed the greyhound site is the preferred option.

Councillor Gerry Warnock has raised concerns over the site due to its plans for a skatepark and cycle way which part eight planning was adopted for by councillors at yesterday's meeting.

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While Councillor Warnock believes the country must provide refugee accommodation he says the location must be appropriate.

He also feels the construction of modular homes is not a temporary measure.

"The fear is that this is going to be housing through the backdoor on a key regeneration site that was absolutely key to our plans here in Longford Town. And for that reason, the practical reason, I am opposed to this particular site".

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