Stephen Donnelly, Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow and East Carlow and Gerry Walsh, Fianna Fáil Councillor for Greystones have met with management to seek agreement for a 2000 sq ft community centre as part of a new development at Charlesland.

Cairn Homes have included the community centre as part of recent communications with Wicklow County Council.

Deputy Donnelly said, “There had previously been discussions around a single room facility, but Cllr Walsh and I believe a larger multi-room facility is required for the growing community. Accordingly we brought forward a proposal to Cairn Homes seeking a larger facility which would potentially include a youth café. Cairn Homes took on board our proposal and have now included it in their plans.

Speaking in Greystones today, Cllr. Walsh stated, “A community facility of this scale would be hugely valuable to the growing community in the Charlesland area. Stephen and I are delighted with the progress made with Cairn Homes and commend them for taking such a pro-community approach. The growing teenage population in both the new development and Charlesland would benefit from a youth café and this will complement the already existing sports facilities in the area.

“Stephen and I hope that Cairn Home’s proposal will be met with support from Wicklow County Council and we look forward to progressing with this proposal in the weeks ahead.”