Maynooth Community Infrastructure
Here you will find information about the existing and missing aspects of Maynooth’s Community Infrastructure. At Maynooth Community Council, the community discuss issues around infrastructure, track the progress of announcements and advocate for the provision of essential Community Services within our town by working with our elected representatives, Kildare County Council and other stakeholders.
Maynooth Community Council calls for more GP services in Maynooth
Unfortunately Maynooth is currently experiencing a shortage of GPs and this has been compounded by the retirement of two long serving doctors in the past year. Maynooth Community Council have expressed concern about the lack of GP services available in Maynooth and pointed out that this situation will only worsen, given the many residential developments now being built and proposed for Maynooth. None of the existing practices in Maynooth are accepting new patients and many residents are now forced to travel as far away as Tallaght to attend a GP. In addition there is no primary care centre to provide the local community with access to primary health care services.
Maynooth Community Council is very concerned that community infrastructure such as those listed on this page, are not given adequate assessment prior to planning application approval for further housing developments. In a recent example, a strategic housing development on The Dunboyne Road was approved by An Bord Pleanala and it is very concerning that the Inspector’s report accepts the assessment submitted on behalf of the developer that there is sufficient GP capacity to accommodate the development. This was despite numerous submissions by elected members and the public that there is insufficient social infrastructure.
You can read the inspectors report here (Section 10.11.2 deals with Social Infrastructure): r310865.pdf (pleanala.ie)
Read our full letter to the Liffey Champion dated 14.02.2022 here:
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