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Dublin City Council must re-engage with all the key stakeholders and keep the College Green Plaza plans on their agenda

17 October 2018

Statement by Senator Kevin Humphreys
Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Senator Kevin Humphrey's has called on Dublin City Council to re-engage with all the key stakeholders and keep the College Green Plaza plans on their agenda. This follows the news that An Bord Pleanála has rejected the plans submitted by Dublin City Council.

Commenting today Senator Humphreys said:

"This is a very disappointing result for Dublin City. Most modern European capitals have pedestrianised Plazas which serve to enrich the city's aesthetic and accessibility.

"Dublin City Council must immediately gather all the key stakeholders together and begin to develop a strategy to address the concerns raised by An Bord Pleanála.

"Traffic concerns and capacity issues were the primary issues with the submission and Dublin City Council will have to address these issues so that the Plaza project stays on the agenda.

"This is the second recent disappointment for DCC as a result of An Bord Pleanála objections. The Poolbeg development which was due to deliver 3,500 homes with the capacity for 8000 people to be housed has been delayed again."