Uimhir Thagarta Uathúil: 
Debbie Trundle

14 - Urban Design, Placemaking & Regeneration

If placemaking is meant to be people centred, how is it that the views of the residents of Naas are being disregarded in this decision about the inner relief road. The Naas Inner Relief Road was democratically rejected in 2019. The “Gallops Avenue” is an attempt to re-introduce it. The plan describes Healthy Placemaking It is both a process and an outcome of creating communities in which people live, connect with each other, and engage with the physical place around them.

How hypocritical is that sentiment when residents of The Gallops housing area will be left looking at an 11 foot wall instead of the idyllic view of fields and mountains they paid for when purchasing their homes. The resale value of their houses will reflect the damage done by this road. The disconnect between the homes and the environs will be keenly felt by residents and their children, whose play areas will be completely, irrevocably altered by the proposed inner relief road.