This month’s meeting of the Dublin Central Area Committee of Dublin City Council afforded me the opportunity to secure an update on Greening Stoneybatter.
Officials from the Parks Department have advised me that the following projects have been delivered to date as part of the City Council’s initiative to introduce more greenery across Stoneybatter, including:
- Murals on 1 Ben Edair Roard, 21 Malachi Road, Aughrim Street Scouts Hall and Viking Place
- Planting projects at Drumalee Green and Stoneybatter Green
- Constructed pits and planting on Lucky Lane
- Tree & Herbaceous planting on Arbour Hill.
- New planting at Halliday Square park
- Alton Lane planting pits
Before the end of this year, it is planned for large specimen tree planting to take place in Drumalee, along the green. New planting is also set to be completed at the entrance to Montpelier Drive and at the civic green space in front of Kavanaghs at the junction of Prussia Street, Aughrim Street and Manor Street.
After Christmas, the Parks Department expect to be able to undertake:
- Tree planting on Harold Road, Ostman Place and Viking Place
- Improvements to the park at Thor Place
- The new play pocket park in Montpelier Gardens.
A variety of initiatives and projects are being examined with a view to being delivered across 2022, including:
- A new Rain Garden along Arbour Hill
- The establishment of a Green School Zone on Cowper Street
- Further tree planting along:
- Niall Street
- Sigurd Road
- North Fitzwilliam Place
- Swords Street
- Montpelier Hill
- The creation of a Pocket Park along Moira Road
To date, €156,670.74 has been spent on delivering projects associated with Greening Stoneybatter.
Suzanne O’Connell, the Landscape Architect overseeing the delivery of all initiatives included in the Greening Plan anticipates that a local update will be distributed by Dublin City Council across the Stoneybatter neighbourhood sharing some of the above. In addition, further information relating to continued consultation on the above and other projects being considered as part of Greening Stoneybatter.
I hope this information is of assistance to you. However, if you’d like more information or need clarification on Greening Stoneybatter projects, please email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee