THE Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) plans to build new homes, offices and community facilities on the Poolbeg peninsula over the next five years despite the economic downturn.
A masterplan outlining the authority's vision for the next 10 years pledged yesterday to put in place a high frequency bus service to serve the area called a Docklands Rapid Transit (DRT) system and described it as a "world class transport system".
And it says that development of Poolbeg would require a Luas or similar system and that it intended to build new bridges across the River Liffey which would also help deliver a dedicated cycle-lane from Sutton to Sandycove.
Developers will be obliged to provide schemes with a "community gain", and 20pc of all new homes built will be social and affordable units. The plan also includes a requirement that local people be employed on building projects and in new businesses.
Meanwhile, the directors of the board of the DDDA will be asked to appear before a Dail committee in relation to a High Court ruling on a case involving developers Liam Carroll and Sean Dunne.