Lucan plans adopted as part of new County Development Plan
By Brendan Grehan
THE PROPOSED swimming pool for Lucan is among the projects that feature in South Dublin County Development Plan 2016-2022 which was adopted by the council members at a special council meeting on Monday. The plan will become operational on Sunday, June 12 this year.
In the plan there is a proposal to provide a swimming pool for Lucan on a new sports and leisure centre campus at Griffeen, with alternative locations to be sought as part of an extensive public consultation process, but with Griffeen identified as the default site. The new sports facility will have capacity to provide storage space for sports equipment from local clubs.
Cllr William Lavelle welcomed the adoption by SDCC of the new County Development Plan.
He told The Echo: “After nearly two years of public consultation, debate and votes, South Dublin County Council voted to adopt a new County Development Plan for the period 2016 – 2022. I wish to thank the Council Planning Department for their hard work to support councillors in adopting this new plan which sets out the planning framework to govern new development in our county over the next six years. I am delighted to have proposed and secured a large number of positive and pro-active changes.”
The development plan features a number of proposals related to Lucan, including the ongoing development and future expansion of Lucan Pitch & Putt Club and the delivery of the Luas to Lucan (linking Lucan, Liffey Valley and the City Centre).
Also included is the rezoning of lands next to Lucan Educate Together NS for community/open space use, designation of new pedestrian and routes in Lucan and along the Liffey Valley, a commitment to a review of the planning framework governing the future development of Weston Airport and requirements for junction improvements at traffic blackspots in Lucan.
Restrictions on the opening of new takeaway in close proximity to schools are in the plan as is the rezoning of lands at the former Foxhunter pub and carpark to ensure that the site could not be developed as apartments, accessed through Hermitage Park estate.