DUBLIN DOCKLANDS Development Authority is extending the period for submissions and observations on its draft master plan for further development of the area.
The plan and the associated environmental report have been available for examination since June but the authority has decided to extend the period of display - due to end tomorrow - until September 8th. The deadline for submissions has been extended by 11 days until September 23rd.
The €4.5 billion plan, which runs from 2008 to 2013, includes proposals for up to eight 20-storey towers along Dublin's seafront as part of a policy of allowing higher-density residential areas. It also proposes the extension of the Luas line not only from Connolly station to the Point but also to the Poolbeg peninsula.
Other major projects in the plan already under construction include a new bridge across the Liffey and the Grand Canal Theatre, due for completion in 2010.
The plan includes a greater emphasis on family-friendly living, with developers having to provide facilities that benefit the community as well as ensuring adequate play spaces for children.
Many of the infrastructural projects are part of the National Development Plan, which the Government is committed to maintaining.
The Irish Times