Tuesday, 3 April 2007
Council to debate transfer of Dodder walkway
According to The Irish Times, a proposal to give just under half an acre of public land to the developers of the new 50,000-seater Lansdowne Road stadium is to be put to Dublin city councillors today. The Lansdowne Road Stadium Development Company (LRSDC) was granted planning permission for the stadium by An Bord Pleanála just over a week ago. However, it must secure a strip of land along the side of the River Dodder before the development can go ahead. The 0.17-hectare section of the Dodder walkway is public land and can only be disposed of by the agreement of the councillors. LRSDC is anxious to secure the land as quickly as possible so it can meet construction deadlines.