On Tuesday next, the Dublin Central Area Committee of Dublin City Council will meet and on our agenda is the very exciting draft Strategy for Greening Stoneybatter.
Since last year’s Local Elections and following my appointment as Chair of the City Council’s Planning & Urban Form Strategic Policy Committee, I have been eager to ensure that our public realm is much greener. Indeed, during last year’s Campaign, I committed to working to secure a plan to Green Stoneybatter similar to that in the North-East Inner City and across the Liffey in the Liberties.
I am thrilled to say that after much consultation and community engagement over the last twelve months, the draft Strategy is in line and I expect will be adopted by Councillors on Tuesday. You can review the draft plan at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WK7NcMlORq88Ami8-lSOMRo5wBjEf8Yy/view?usp=drivesdk
I want to hear your views on the draft plan. What you think we could do more on? Where you foresee possible difficulties or how we can deliver projects quicker.
As you will see the draft plan sets a framework for the planning, design and implementation of green infrastructure interventions as an integrated network of parks, open spaces, tree-lined streets and other nature-based solutions to deliver UN sustainability goals and climate-action objectives signed up to by Dublin City Council and by Government.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee