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SUPPORTING SOCIAL HOUSING IN STRANGFORD FOR LOCAL YOUNG FAMILIES

Cllr Cadogan Enright at Fairways in Strangford Village

Cllr Cadogan Enright at Fairways in Strangford Village

Cadogan is campaigning for Social Housing for young families in Strangford Village. Local families are being priced out of the market by mostly Belfast based holiday homers. With lack of employment opportunities locally, may are emigrating.

Cadogans campaign is supported by St Joseph’s Primary School and the Strangford Community Association

Cllr Cadogan Enright said “With over 20 local families on the Housing List in Strangford, I was suprised when the new Housing executive proposals to the town was met with a bit of NIMBYism is some quarters.”

“Firstly, I am not happy that some people have opposed this scheme from the point of view it involves ‘social housing’. There are over 20 local Strangford families on the housing list, and it is essential that locals are accommodated in the village at a time of unemployment, emigration with lack of availability of mortgages and borrowing capability to buy houses in the village.

“The school is at the lower level of what would be considered sustainable, and we need families and children in the village not only for this reason, but also to support local shops, clubs, church and the social fabric of the village. Weekend visitors cannot replace local families in this way.

Strangford Village Social Housing - with extra houses and 'planning gain' for local residents

Strangford Village Social Housing – with extra houses and ‘planning gain’ for local residents

“Secondly, I do recognise that some people in the Links and Fairways have reservations about more traffic being forced down the narrow access road to Links and Fairways. I do see this as a real problem. As a result I have proposed an alternative plan to the Housing Executive which I have put on the back of the leaflet I attach below. My proposed amendments to the plan proposed for the new Housing Association are shown in blue.

“Lastly, I do recognise that there is room for up to 6 or 8 brownfield units in the village centre in areas that are underused or derelict. However I consider this to me a matter of ‘and’ rather than ‘or’. I have asked the Housing Executive officers to come and look at these properties too.

I circulated my ideas around the village in a leaflet, and attached a diagram on the back of it for easy understanding – this was very well received by the great majority of people across the Village.

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Dec 18 2013 Cadogan campaigns for social housing in Strangford Village

dec 18 2013 Cadogan campaigns for new social housing for young families in Strangford Village

dec 18 2013 Cadogan campaigns for new social housing for young families in Strangford Village

Cadogan is campaigning for Social Housing for young families in Strangford Village.

Local families are being priced out of the market by mostly Belfast based holiday homers. With lack of employment opportunities locally, may are emigrating.

Cadogans campaign is supported by St Joesephs Primary School and the Strangford Community Assoication

 

nov 20 2013 Ardglass Sewage Scheme downgrade triggers Cllr Cadogan Enright to bid to have ‘Gold Coast’ standards for Lecale Beaches

Following the downgrading of Ardglass sewage works, and its failure to include Killough, Coney Island, Chapeltown and Ballyhornan – Cllr Cadogan Enright took months of ‘freedom of information’ requests to find out what was going on.  After a 6 month chain of freedom of information requests to various agencies, Cllr Enright finally got to the bottom of why North Down ‘Gold Coast’ Beaches have the highest levels of protection from NI Water dumping sewage on them whereas our local Lecale Beaches have the lowest standards and NI Water can do what it pleases. From Kilclief beach, to Killard, to Ballyhornan Beach and all the beaches to MInerstown – our coast has no protection.
In summary NI Water believe “There are a number of bathing waters identified under the Bathing Water Directive along the Gold Coast. These include Helen’s Bay, Crawfordsburn, Ballyholme, Groomsport and Millisle. There are currently no designated bathing waters along the Lecale Coast”.
It was eventually revealed that ‘Gold Coast’ beaches were all given EU Bathing Water Directive protection – but all Lecale beaches up to Tyrella were not.

Cllr Enright therefore proposes that Down Council Should apply for protection for its beaches under the EU Bathing water directive and force NI Water to stop dumping sewage on our local beaches

nov 20 m2013 designated bathing water a by CadoganEnright

nov 20 2013 designated bathing water b by CadoganEnright


 

nov 13 2013 Cllr Enright exposes SDLP on clean beaches, rights of way and roads access to Downpatrick and Downe Hospital Campus

nov 13 2013 from clean beaches, to rights of way and access to our hospital SDLP EXPOSED BY Cllr Cadogan Enright

This letters deals with SDLP errors on Rights of Way especially in Ballyculter

BUT ALSO making it clear that the SDLP are wrong to oppose connecting the Ardglass Road, the Hospital and Public Sector Jobs Campus to the Ballyduggan Road using the waste ground at the back of Dunleath park and the Cinema.

The future of this vital economic hub could be secure as no-one could say that they were not connected to vital roads infrastructure.
The SDLP are totally at sea on local infrastructure despite being in power for 30 years.

nov 13 2013 huge Bishopscourt race circuit meeting

nov 13 2013 Cadogan Enright debates race circuit at Ballyhornan
The huge residents meeting at Bishopscourt in the Ballyhornan Family Centre was addressed by Cadogan Enright and most residents were in favour of developing the race circuit BUT wanted illegal track to be stopped

nov 13 2013 debate over racing circuit in Ballyhornan Continues

nov 13 2013 Cadogan Enright debates race circuit at Ballyhornan

The huge residents meeting at Bishopscourt in the Ballyhornan Family Centre was addressed by Cadogan Enright

nov 13 2013 debate over bishopscourt race circuit

nov 13 2013 Cadogan Enright debates race circuit at Ballyhornan

The huge residents meeting at Bishopscourt in the Ballyhornan Family Centre was addressed by Cadogan Enright

oct 30 2013 Raholp Meets Road Service Manager

oct 30 2013 Raholp road concerns by CadoganEnright
Cllr Cadogan Enright organises visit from Road Service management to Raholp and Saul.

Survey by Bannighan Road residents presented to ‘Forward Planning Manager’ on connection down to main St Patrick Road in Raholp

oct 2 2013 Ballyhornan Realm Inter-agency Group

Ballyhornan Realm group support proposals for public meeting to discusspublic meeting of all residents and interested parties on proposed race-track planning permission.

Cllr Enright seconds proposal for Council Officers to organise public meeting

sept 25 2013 Cyclists and buses frustrated as Council Management Make Serious Error

sept 25  2013 derelict building town by CadoganEnright
Cllr Cadogan Enright has strongly criticised Council Management for wasting a unique opportunity to relieve congestion in Downpatrick.

After 2 years of effort I tracked down the owner of this site, with the expectation that the democratic wish of elected representitives would be respected and this site would be brough into public ownership, and that a cycle-lane, turning lane or a bus lane would be provided at this busy junction.
Instead management assisted in getting planning permission. This makes no sense.
Anybody who has experienced traffic tail-backs from this corner back to the cinema or up to ASDA will know what I am taking about.
Cyclists like myself will never be able to use St Patricks Avenue safely for as long as this corner is not rebuilt