Over the past week, I have received quite a lot of queries from Stoneybatter requesting an update on the implementation of the Greening Strategy.
So, I thought I’d provide a brief outline of the next steps with the project. As you know the draft plan was presented to Councillors at our July meeting of the Area Committee. The matter was briefly discussed again at our September meeting last week, where it was agreed that the Parks Department of the City Council would bring forward proposals to local Councillors with regards delivering projects contained within the draft strategy on a short-term, medium-term and longer-term basis. Furthermore, Councillors agreed that proposals with regards effective communication, engagement and consultation on each of the ideas suggested in the draft Greening Strategy be brought to us for our consideration at our Central Area Committee meeting in November.
While internal process is undertaken, the Council agreed that no informal or formal consultation initiatives involving the Parks Department or staff associated with the plan will take place, until Councillors agree on the effective implementation strategy and how best to launch a consultation plan in line with the ongoing Covid pandemic.
If you have any questions or queries arising from the above or about the Greening Strategy, please email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee