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Plenty of housing but no facilities for Sallins

Wed 5 May 2004

By LISA-ANNE CROOKES - Leinster Leader

A new report published by the Central Statistics Office proves what members of Sallins Community Council have been claiming for years. The village’s population has increased four-fold with more than 70 percent of all houses in the village built between 1996 and 2002. The study focused on the commuting boom between Dublin and a number of villages on the Kildare and Meath borders. It also noted that apartment living has shot up from 6.5 percent to almost 9 percent in that time. Spokesperson for the development sub committee of Sallins Community Council, Sarah Cassidy, last week reiterated their call for sustainable development for Sallins. “There are no real amenities in Sallins. We have the canal but it needs to be developed and the barges need facilities. There is no play area and the schools are a big problem. “We have had a population explosion and we don’t even have a secondary school,” she said.