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City Council to consult on high rise - Doolan

12 May, 2008

Sinn Féin Councillor Daithí Doolan, Chair of Dublin City Council’s Economic Development & Planning Committee, has today announced details of, “a major programme of consultation with local communities on the future of high rise & high density housing for Dublin."


Speaking today Cllr. Doolan said, “The Planning Committee is drawing up a radical strategy to provide homes and jobs for the city of Dublin. Following the successful conference in Croke Park on Maximising the City’s Potential, the debate will now be taken into communities across Dublin. I am happy to announce that at least 5 local meetings will take place, starting on May 27th on Pearse Street and culminating on June 19th. There will be 2 meeting in south inner city & 3 on the north side of Dublin including Ballymun.


“We need to combat urban sprawl. We cannot simply continue to build out into Kildare, Louth, Wexford and Kilkenny. The only other option is to consider high-density housing. But this must involve a different approach by developers and planners. I want to ensure the process of drawing up a policy for the City is open, transparent and democratic. I hope we will then be in a position to put a proposal to Dublin City Council for adoption in July.


“Any future developments must be based not simply on profit, but building communities that are socially & environmentally sustainable.” ENDS

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