Stephen Donnelly, Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow and East Carlow has welcomed the announcement of plans for an 8,000 sqm enterprise centre in the Charlesland area.

The enterprise centre will form part of a significant development by Cairn Homes which will see the construction of a new school, a community centre, and hundreds of new homes for Greystones residents.

Speaking on the announcement, Deputy Donnelly commented, “I am delighted that Cairn Homes have put forward plans for an enterprise centre in the Greystones area. I have been pushing for such a centre for a number of years, and hope that today’s announcement will see more Wicklow residents in a position to work within the county. I recently met with Cairn on this project and I believe that their plans; if correctly implemented, would see a significant boost for Greystones both commercially and within the community.

“I will be focusing my efforts on seeking a development that reflects the needs of Greystones entrepreneurs and new businesses. It must be able to provide them with high quality office space, high-speed internet and suitable meeting spaces. Recent projects like The Hatch Labs in Wexford have seen significant benefits to the community, and I hope that these can be replicated in Greystones.

“I believe there has been acknowledgement across all parties that Greystones, in particular, has been in need of a centre such as this for a number of years. I look forward to the completion of the planning process.”