Wicklow Fine Gael TD Simon Harris has welcomed the decision by Wicklow County Councilto put in place a specific reference to the protection of the La Touche Hotel in the new area of architectural conversation for that locality.
Speaking after the decision of Wicklow County Council on this matter, Deputy Harris said, “My priority at all times for the La Touche was to ensure that the building could not be demolished. This building is of significant historical value in our town. It is a landmark building and any redevelopment of the site needs to take place with the externals of the La Touche intact.”
“I am pleased that this is now the case and I want to commend all those involved in ensuring this outcome – most particularly the very effective Facebook page which was set up to lobby and campaign to protect the La Touche. I made my views on this very clear in my submission to the Council during the consultation period for the new Local Area Plan for Greystones-Delgany and Kilcoole,” stated Deputy Harris.
“Residents can be assured of my ongoing support on this matter.”