As you know, in the summer I reported on the proposed new playground that was earmarked for the village. The Part 8 process was begin immediately and all going well, City Council had hoped to be in a position to commence the physical development work by late Autumn.
However, delays were experienced during the summer finalising some of the legal requirements and it is now not expected that the Part 8 planning process will commence until October.
At that time, full Public Consultation will take place with all the existing users of the village and the draft plans will be made available, when your submissions will be invited for consideration.
I will update you again, once the plans are publicly available.
*Plans to include:
The first phase of which will comprise the provision of a children’s playground and park with plaza and seating. It will be bounded by Convent Road, the main Blackrock Road and the entrance to the Ursuline School.
The wall along Convent Avenue will be set back to allow for residents parking. The wall fronting the main road will be replaced with railings to improve safety and to afford a view of the new facility from the centre of the village. The old public toilets will be removed.
It is estimated that the overall cost will amount to €1.2m.