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Saturday, 17 March 2018
College Green plaza alternatives not fully evaluated, hearing told
Alternatives to the current design and location of the proposed College Green civic plaza in Dublin city centre were not properly evaluated, it was claimed at a planning hearing.An environmental impact assessment report on the project was overreliant on the findings of a “Clonskeagh to City Centre Cycle Project” report originally dating from 2014, which favoured cyclists over other road users, according to Marcus Hanahoe of ME Hanahoe Solicitors. He was representing his business and property owners, other businesses and residents in the Parliament Street area at the hearing. There was an assumption from the outset the Luas would dominate over buses and “everyone else would just have to put up with it”, said Mr Hanahoe.