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Temporary village for Ukrainian refugees proposed for land in Meath


A planning application is due to be lodged with Meath County Council for an emergency temporary village with 569 detached homes, apparently for Ukrainian refugees

The site notice applicants hope to get the green light for the 33 square metre detached single storey properties on almost 16 hectares of land near the train station at Laytown.

The application by Melvin Properties Ltd and Ketut Limited intends to apply for temporary planning permission for a period of five years for the development of an emergency temporary accommodation campsite and ancillary works on lands at Ninch.

Local Fine Gael Councillor Sharon Tolan says she was “reserving judgement” on the application until she was able to study it in detail.

"I was involved in getting the site rezoned for employment use, so I would be pushing for a specific timeline on this development and not have a ‘temporary’ development for 20 years as in the case of Mosney Village.

…"Absolutely, we should be doing everything we can do to accommodate these displaced families, but the application should be given due consideration to ensure both the needs of the community and the needs of the Ukrainians are met in the right and positive way.

“People have expressed concerns on the pressure this village may have on school places and GP services and what we don’t want is to create any unnecessary segregation or divide.”

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The first of many so I’d imagine. If you live in the sticks here, you really are on the edge when you consider how easily the identity and culture of your village/town can disappear.

If you let it. There are many, many unhappy.

One spark to pitchforks.

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Cabinet to discuss new laws to ease immigration process

…It will also establish a one-stop-shop service around the country, where people fleeing Ukraine can get a PPSN number and income supports.

The draft bill is likely to be approved by Government in the coming weeks and will be brought through the Oireachtas before the summer recess.

Separately, the Cabinet is expected to give the green light to the legislation to remove the hospital in-patient charge of €80 per night for children aged under 16.

A memo confirming that there will be a winter influenza vaccination programme will also go before ministers.

There is also expected to be a discussion on building homes on State lands and ministers and their departments will be asked to identity more potential sites for housing.

There is also expected to be a discussion on building homes on State lands and ministers and their departments will be asked to identity more potential sites for housing.

RTE: Cabinet to discuss new laws to ease immigration process

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