Save Moorefield Park Green Area
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Newbridge was originally a garrison town and grew up around the Cavalry Barracks built on lands partially owned by Eyre Powell, who owned the entire town land of Greatconnell, the Hon. Ponsonby Moore of Moorefield and the Hannon family of Kilbelin. The original Moorefield Estate and Moorefield House were situated where the current Moorefield Park and Moore Avenue are located. The Moorefield Park Green Area is all that is left of the original estate and should be preserved for historical purposes for future generations. However Kildare County Council and the local municipal councillors recently passed a motion to proceed with the development of the Green Area despite the objections of the local residents and concerned people from the town.
In 2013 Kildare County produced the Newbridge Local Area Plan 2013 – 2019 and according to this document this green area and the historical trees were to be protected. In order to get around this self-made obstacle, Kildare County Council opened the proposed development to a Part 8 procedure whereby literally anybody in the world could have a say in the destruction of a vital piece of Newbridge heritage and an important green area to so many users. Submissions in favour of the development were collected from as far away as New Zealand, USA, Australia and The Netherlands. The local residents could never beat "the system", but did submit a petition against the development with 187 houses signing up. This petition was rejected by Kildare County Council and they simply ignored the concerns of the residents and are forging ahead with the destruction this beautiful Green Area.
Please sign and share this petition and save this green area for future generations. #moorefieldgreenarea
Please also contact your representative in Kildare City Council to personally object to the development on the Green Area. “We'll be remembered more for what we destroy than what we create.”
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