The challenge set out at the commencement of this study was to re-examine and rethink the ways in which the overall objective of securing sustainable residential development in proximity to high capacity transport corridors can be achieved in the longer term, whilst facilitating market demand in the short term. The study sought to identify mechanisms to deliver residential development in strategic residential development areas without compromising quality and policy, taking into account the current economic climate.
The study relates to lands zoned for residential development at a density of 50-plus units per hectare, on rail based public transport corridors, in the four Dublin local authority areas of Dublin City, Fingal, South Dublin, and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. These strategic residential development areas have been identified as locations for higher density sustainable residential development, through the integration of land use and transportation planning, in accordance with Government policy on Sustainable Residential Development in Urban Areas (DoECLG). They constitute strategic land banks for Dublin for large-scale, primarily residential development, with the ability to accommodate significant population
growth in well-serviced, well-planned, and well-connected communities.
MYOB wrote: »
Any further development within Fingal/SDCC should be along train lines and nowhere else. That the Maynooth line runs through open countryside for so long when there's solid development from Louisa Bridge to the city centre is an abject statement of how bad planning was.
strassenwo!f wrote: »
Could someone explain this post to me (and maybe also explain why it received so many thanks from boards posters).
As noted, there's a good level of development from Louisa Bridge to the city, and there's a pretty good rail service along the route. The DART service has been altered a lot over the years to accomodate a better service from the Maynooth line.
I haven't been on the route in the last couple of years, but from what I remember, the only really open countryside on the Maynooth line is between Leixlip and Maynooth, and there are good reasons (e.g the university) to have services on this section. Why is a pretty decent rail service between Leixlip and the city being derided? And, while the planning of the whole thing probably wasn't fantastic, it's surely not more indicative of "bad planning" than lots of other parts of Dublin.