Issues

News, Updates and Resources

Here I report on some events and activities in which I have been involved that relate to an issue affecting our locality or County. Also are articles discussing specific topics or motions that have been raised at Council, as well as articles highlighting progress on plans, services or facilities.   Get in touch if you would like to meet, get involved with, or have comments on any of these issues. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section also or share for discussion on social media.

 

Submission to Open Space & Recreation strategy

I welcome the opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions as part of the Open Space and Recreation strategy public consultation. Previous strategy The current 2011 strategy states that An open space strategy enables a local authority to adopt an organised approach...

Dart+Maynooth Rail Project

On behalf of the Municipal District all Councillors made the following submission to the first phase of the consultation on expansion of the Dart service to Maynooth. Submission to Dart + Maynooth ConsultationFrom Celbridge-Leixlip Municipal District, Co. KildareDate:...

Submission: Ireland’s Long-term Strategy on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

The aim to produce a long-term strategy for the reduction of Ireland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions to 2050 is welcome. However, I would like to note at the outset, significant concerns with the way the consultation has been conducted on this critical public issue. These...

GIS Unauthorised Developments

Municipal District: 18 December 2020 Question – Councillor Vanessa Liston: Can the GIS department provide a timeline on when the Unauthorised Developments data layer for this municipal district will be shown on the GIS planning portal? Report: Until such time as a...

Public Realm and Development planning

Full Council: 30 November 2020 Councillor Vanessa Liston:That the council outlines how the current public realm work programme interfaces with and aligns with the mandatory plan-making processes and future development of the county and its towns. Report: In County...

Impact of Covid-19 on residents

Celbridge-Leixlip Municipal District: 20 November 2020 Motion – Councillor Vanessa Liston: That the council outline the full extent of and sources of information we have on how the pandemic has impacted employment levels, household income and indicators of child...

Litter and dumping fines in Celbridge and Leixlip

Municipal District: 18 December 2020 Question – Councillor Vanessa Liston: Can the council confirm how many litter and dumping fines and enforcement actions were taken in Celbridge and Leixlip respectively, in 2020? Report: A total of 228 litter and illegal dumping...

GIS Unauthorised Developments

Municipal District: 18 December 2020 Question – Councillor Vanessa Liston: Can the GIS department provide a timeline on when the Unauthorised Developments data layer for this municipal district will be shown on the GIS planning portal? Report: Until such time as a...