Preliminary design for Knocklyon astro pitch underway
Residents protesting earlier in the year over the location of the Astro pitch in Knocklyon Park

Preliminary design for Knocklyon astro pitch underway

A PRELIMINARY design for the development of an Astro pitch in Knocklyon Park, Woodstown, is currently underway, according to South Dublin County Council.

The topic was raised at a recent Area Committee meeting by Mayor Emma Murphy, who asked for the council’s chief executive to provide an update on the Astro pitch proposal.

In response, the local authority stated: “South Dublin County Council are progressing an Astro-pitch delivery programme for the county as set out in SDCC’s Sports Pitch Strategy and provided for in the three-year capital budget.

“Regarding the proposal for an Astro pitch at Knocklyon Park: a feasibility report was undertaken earlier in the year – Knocklyon Park, Woodstown was the recommended location to proceed to preliminary design.

“Part of this preliminary design will include site investigations, ecology surveys, environmental reporting and environmental screening assessments.

“Ecologists have been engaged to undertake a range of surveys and reports for the location, which includes a wintering bird survey.

“This work is currently underway, and the results of surveys are expected in early 2023.”