Please remember, it’s not about us, it’s about making sure our children grow up in a clean, healthy and sustainable community. As the climate change crisis gets worse, the Greenbelt will become our first line of defence.
We already have enough land zoned residential to cope with anticipated population growth, so destroying a Greenbelt doesn’t make sense!
*Fingal Draft Development Plan – Public Consultation Process
Cllr. Brigid Manton has put forward Motion: 535 Lands at Brackenstown, Swords (Ref: AI081902) /Fingal Development Plan.
If this motion is approved by Fingal Cllrs, then the Greenbelt will be rezoned. We will lose a precious resource forever.
Please act now before it’s too late! (Cllrs. are discussing motions at the moment).
1. Please email/text/WhatsApp Cllr. Manton and ask the Cllr. to withdraw the motion before it’s too late.
2. Also contact, Cllr. Butler and ask the Cllr. to oppose the motion (Cllr. Butler has yet to indicate his position on the Greenbelt)
Cllrs. contact details;
Cllr. Brigid Manton
mobile: 086 247 6596
Cllr. Darragh Butler
mobile: 087 959 5378
Email Subject Line: Motion: 535 Lands at Brackenstown, Swords (Ref: AI081902) please withdraw/oppose this motion (delete as appropriate).
Dear Cllr. Manton/Butler, (delete as appropriate)
I am opposed to Motion: 535 Lands at Brackenstown, Swords (Ref: AI081902) and ask that you please withdraw/oppose (delete as appropriate) this motion.
The vast majority of our community want the Greenbelt protected.
300+ submissions were made asking for the Greenbelt to be protected during the current (2023-2029) Development Plan consultation process (the largest number of submissions on any single issue). Submissions were made by a range of residents, community groups and Cllrs. In contrast, 2 submissions called for the Greenbelt to be rezoned.
2000+ residents have already signed an ongoing petition asking for the Greenbelt to be retained and protected
5 of the 7 Swords Cllrs. are actively supporting the Save Swords Greenbelt campaign
Fingal County Council Planners and Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly has said there is a sufficient amount of residential (RA) land in Swords to cope with demand. In addition, the they have said the Greenbelt should be protected as a safeguard against climate change, to prevent ad-hoc planning and help build sustainable communities
For all the above reasons (…and more), retaining and protecting this Greenbelt will be highly important for the health and well-being of the people living in our community, especially our children.
Can you please confirm that you will withdraw/oppose this motion? (delete as appropriate)
Our petition has passed the 1,500 signature mark! (combined online and door to door).
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to support the campaign to save and protect the precious Greenbelt.
It’s not about us, it’s about making sure our children grow up in a clean, healthy and sustainable community. As the climate change crisis gets worse, the Greenbelt will become our first line of defence.
Please continue to share the petition by following the link below or scan the QR code in the photo. Thank you!