THE REPAIR of 'massive potholes' on Forster Way in Swords depends on the success of a planning application, according to the council. Cllr Darragh Butler (FF) called for the council to ' take immediate action with regard to the massive potholes along forster Way, Swords, including enforcement action if required'.
The council explained the complicated history of the site, saying: 'In 2007 Fingal County Council agreed to dispose of lands and to dispose of the Councils interests and rights under the Deeds of Dedication at Fosters Way, New Street, Swords, Co. Dublin to Clambrook Ltd. ' This transaction is also subject to certain conditions being met including, inter alia, the obtaining of planning permission and extinguishment of public rights of way.' Clambrook Ltd. secured the necessary planning permission, however, due to the economic downturn Clambrook Ltd. has advised the council that it is not now in a position to proceed with the full development. The developer is proposing to carry out the development in two phases and intend re-applying for planning permission for Phase 1 which will involve office space, retail units and carparking, subject to the availability of finance. The council said: ' The developer has requested the council to defer the agreement reached in 2007 until he is in a financial position to proceed with the development and, in the interim period, to develop the lands as a temporary car park. 'A planning application has been made by Clambrook for the installation of five car park ticket vending machines, associated car park signage and a six metre high street light at the existing surface car park. A decision on this application is due on November 20, 2012.'