Monday, 2 February 2009

Poolbeg Planning scheme

THE POOLBEG Peninsula Planning Scheme is being introduced under the €4.5 billion masterplan for the further expansion of the docklands published by the Dublin Docklands Development Development Authority last year.

The planning scheme allows the authority to grant permission for developments, bypassing the normal planning process of the local authority planning system.

Developers must however comply with the planning scheme for the area which dictates building heights, uses, densities and standards in relation to apartment sizes.

The scheme also specifies urban design principals, such as the width of roads in the development and the amount of recreational space. It also stipulates environmental and energy standards.

The development will initially be served by bus only, but the authority says it will be a high frequency service running in its own corridor separate from the road. Ferry or “water taxi” services and a Luas line extending from the Point Village are eventually planned. However, the Luas extension is not part of the Government’s Transport 21 plans.

Submissions can be made on the plan until April 6th. Please contact bps on 0404-66060.

Irish Times

Olivia Kelly

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