Tuesday 27 October 2009

Fingal area plans making 'steady progress'

THE council is reporting 'steady progress' on a raft of Local Area Plans (LAP) that remain on its drawing board for completion around the county.

But the local authority is blaming 'pressing demands on staff resources' for the delay in progressing some of the plans. The statement came in response to a question tabled by Cllr David O'Connor (NP), who asked for a progress report on outstanding LAPs around the county. Among the outstanding plans is one for Broomfield in Malahide which the council plans to finish by mid-2010.

Also planned for completion around that date is the LAP for lands at Oldtown and Mooretown in Swords. Also in Swords, plans for Metropark, Fosterstown North and the lands at Celestica are still on the drawing board.

Bidding for a 2010 completion date are plans for Rivermeade in St Margaret's and Coolquay, with the latter heavily dependent on how the proposed Thornton Hall prison project progresses or does not.

Lands at Cloghran and Rolestown are also lined up for the LAP treatment, with the Rolestown plan due for completion in late-2010.

In the north of the county there are rural plans in the offing for Naul, Garristown, Oldtown, Ballyboughal and Balscadden, which are all due for completion late next year.

An LAP and port study for Bremore in Balbriggan is also on the drawing board but no definitive date has been given for its completion or the completion of an LAP for Townsparks in Skerries.

Fingal Independent


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