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Major plans unveiled for Dundrum and Tallaght

Friday, 27th September, 2019 8:00am
Major plans unveiled for Dundrum and Tallaght

Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Vicky Casserly, with Cllr Charlie O’Connor, Jason Frehill, Michael Mulhern, and Danny McLoughlin at the the Proposed Draft Tallaght Town Centre Local Area Plan launch.

Major plans unveiled for Dundrum and Tallaght

Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr Vicky Casserly, with Cllr Charlie O’Connor, Jason Frehill, Michael Mulhern, and Danny McLoughlin at the the Proposed Draft Tallaght Town Centre Local Area Plan launch.

TWO major plans have been unveiled for Dundrum and Tallaght.

Residents have been encouraged to submit ideas for cultural facilities in the Dundrum area by Minister Josepha Madigan who said she supports a dedicated cultural centre as part of a new plan for the Southside suburb.

The Minister is encouraging locals to contribute their thoughts and ideas to the new Dundrum Community, Cultural, and Civic Action Plan.

The plan opened for public consultation recently and aims to support new and existing community and cultural facilities in the Dundrum area. Ideas will be accepted until October 3, inclusive.

Minister Madigan said: “I would strongly encourage everyone who is interested in improving community, cultural and civic facilities and services in Dundrum to submit their ideas for this new plan.

“This submission process is the latest step in the long overdue cultural regeneration of the area and I am delighted that much needed Government funding has been secured under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.”

The Minister added: “Dundrum and the areas surrounding it consist of thriving local communities and these should be supported through dedicated civic and cultural facilities such as playgrounds, performance spaces, and community centres.”

Meanwhile, the proposed Draft Tallaght Town Centre Local Area Plan has been unveiled at South Dublin County Council's headquarters in County Hall, Tallaght.

The Local Area Plan will guide the growth of Tallaght over the next six years and beyond.

A six-week public consultation period on the Draft Plan is taking place until Thursday, October 24.

Tallaght has emerged over the last three decades as a centre of civic focus, and plays host to major institutions, including Tallaght Hospital, Tallaght Stadium, Technological University Dublin (TUD), South Dublin County Council and the head office of the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board.

Tallaght is also home to the Whitestown Industrial Estate, Tallaght Business Park and Broomhill Industrial Estate which reinforce the suburb’s position as an employment and enterprise destination of regional significance.

The potential for the Tallaght Local Area Plan is great. The regeneration lands could deliver up to 5,000 homes in the years up to 2026.

With an area of 270 hectares, the full development of the Tallaght Local Area Plan could accommodate between 9,700 and 12,800 new homes; 4,700 and 12,800 additional jobs; and a population of up to 38,000 people over the next 20 years.

Daniel McLoughlin, Chief Executive of South Dublin County Council, has stated that the vision for the plan is to create an inclusive and vibrant Tallaght Town Centre.

“This will be a connected and accessible place with an attractive built environment for families of all kinds, workers, visitors and tourists,” he said. “A place where people can live, work, visit and have fun in lively, liveable spaces.”

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