Announcement for Development of St. Anthony’s Field
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL AND PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE
PROVIDING HOMES FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED PEOPLE IN NEED – UPDATE MAY 2021
The Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Finance Committee are very pleased to announce important progress in the Parish’s journey towards providing sheltered accommodation for elderly and disabled people who need it, while at the same time responding in a practical manner to concerns expressed in last year’s survey of opinions.
Over the past few weeks Representatives of the Parish Pastoral Council(PPC), the Parish Finance Committee (PFC) and the Dublin Archdiocese have met with representatives of the charity ALONE and with Dublin City Council (DCC), to progress the decision of the PPC to make two thirds of the Parish Field available to provide sheltered accommodation with security of tenure for elderly and disabled people who need it . The plan envisages a facility to be managed by ALONE following purchase of the land using Government funding via Dublin City Council . One third of the site will remain as open space which we hope will be of enhanced quality.
Detailed planning is at a very early stage but an unobtrusive development not exceeding three storeys is envisaged and it has at all times been and remains, the firm intention that, prior to lodgement of any application for planning permission, a detailed architectural plan will be made available for Parishioners to examine, with ample opportunity to input observations and suggestions prior to application.
We believe that this project is in keeping with the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; as a Christian faith community, we are called upon to reach out to, and support the most vulnerable people in our society. The Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Finance Committee, therefore, now invite all our fellow parishioners to join constructively with us in supporting provision of state –of- the- art sheltered accommodation for elderly and disabled people in need and in creating a welcoming environment for these new members of our Parish community when they arrive; in this way we will bear witness that Christ is alive in a tangible way today here in the Parish of St Anthony’s.