The Dublin City Development Plan is one of the most significant plans that will effect the lives of Dubliners in the next seven years. The Green Party has a record of taking urban planning seriously and fighting against the short term vision that has blighted our city and country for so many years. The three Green Party councillors elected to Dublin City Council will be working hard to influence the plan to ensure that it sets out a sustainable vision for the city that priorities citizens and not just big business. The initial period of consultation for the issues that will inform the plan closed on 14 January but public consultation will open again when the draft plan is published later in 2015. You can read more at http://dublincitydevelopmentplan.ie/
Green Party Councillor Claire Byrne passed a motion at the South East Area Committee of Dublin City Council to reject the Boland’s Mill proposal on grounds that it lacks sufficient housing, vision & creativity.
Dublin City Council – South East Area
The South East Area of Dublin City Council covers medieval core of Dublin, the City’s premier shopping district, the cultural quarter of Temple Bar, Inner City commercial and residential districts and suburban villages such as Ringsend, Irishtown, Sandymount, Ranelagh, Rathmines, Terenure and Rathgar.
You can read about various plans for the South East Area on the Dublin City Council’s website including the following:
- Rathgar Village Improvement Plan
- Sandymount Green Conservation Plan
- South East Area Policing Committee
Dublin City Council is working on plans for a greenway between the Docklands and Milltown. Cian Ginty’s website www.irishcycle.com has a wealth of excellent information on the propose plans, which you can read, here, here and here. Cllrs Claire Byrne and Patrick Costello will be monitoring developments closely via the South East Area Committee of Dublin City Council.
Check out this infographic on the growth of cycling in Dublin. No doubt the roll-out of DublinBikes has contributed to this growth and the work of organisations such as the Dublin Cycling Campaign and not forgetting the introduction of the Cycle to Work scheme by the Green Party. In recent news a contraflow cycle lane has been introduced on Camden Street as part of the temporary road traffic changes being made as a result of the Luas Cross City works