As mentioned above the new draft DLR County Development Plan 2022-2028 is now out for public consultation. We encourage residents to have a look and to make a submission. It is quite long, but there are bits that are particularly important to us around here, e.g. the zoning regarding OLG, the Central Mental Hospital, IGB, Dundrum etc. etc.
Some possible starting points:
– The map for this area, that shows the zoning types, can be found here. (Note the OLG zoning, and Specific Local Objectives for Rosemount/CMH relating to recreation and sport)
– Also worth noting is that Goatstown Road is being categorised as a Proposed Bus Priority Route (you can see this marked on the Land Use Zoning Map 1). The significance of this is that higher densities than 50 units per hectare can be allowed within 1km of QBC/Luas or 500m of Bus Priority Route. In reality it’s pretty clear that Goatstown Road is no such thing. The kerbed cycle lanes means this cannot be achieved. Also Bus Connects is reducing the frequency of the bus (will be the No.10, now No.11) to 30 minute intervals. The OLG JR also found that Goatstown Road did not qualify as a Bus Priority Route or a QBC. This should be clarified in the new County Development Plan.
There will no doubt be plenty of other things that will be of interest to residents. The chapter headings for the draft CDP are:
- Vision and context
- Core Strategy (this deals with ‘big picture’ of where growth (housing, population centres and employment in particular will go)
- Climate Action
- Neighbourhood – People, Places and Home (New definition of INST, p.83)
- Transport and Mobility
- Enterprise and Employment
- Towns, Villages and Retail Development (Dundrum is on p.147)
- Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity
- Open Space, Parks and Recreation
- Environmental Infrastructure and Flood Risk
- Heritage and Conservation
- Development Management
- Land Use Zoning
- Specific Local Objectives
- Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
You can view the Plan here (see the orange links at the bottom of the page). You can make a submission via the relevant section on the DLR website. The closing date for submissions is April 16th. In addition to making an online submission, you should also email the Dundrum Councillors with your concerns or questions. This is really the only opportunity they have to influence zoning, as well as many other aspects of this Plan. So if there’s something you want to see done, this is the time to approach them.