Stagg welcomes re-instatement of St Catherine's Park protection in Leixlip plan

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St Catherine's Park

Protest held at the park back in 2017

Labour's Emmet Stagg has welcomed yesterday's decision by Kildare County Councillors to reinstate the protection afforded to St Catherine's Park in the Leixlip Local Area Plan (LAP). 

Mr Stagg stated that the Draft Plan has been amended to include the following sentence - 'No road proposal shall be considered by this Council through the park within the Council's ownership or jurisdiction'. 

Welcoming the amendment, Mr Stagg stated that the reinstatement of the wording will ensure the integrity of the park for future generations and he congratulated all those who made similar submissions as himself on the matter on their success in securing the change. 

He stated that with the protection of park now re-instated in the Leixlip Local Area Plan, he would now refocus efforts to get the Fingal Co. Development Plan variation implemented which would further secure the park's integrity.