South Dublin County Council is preparing a new Local Area Plan (LAP) for Tallaght Town Centre.
The areas that the plan will look at include Tallaght Village, the Square Shopping Centre, Sean Walsh Memorial Park, Cookstown Industrial area, South City Business Park, the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Belgard Road and Airton Road.
The LAP will look at things like how easy it is to travel around Tallaght town centre, the quality of the public spaces in the town centre, the design of future buildings and what type of development should be encouraged in the area of the Plan.
South Dublin County Council is undertaking pre-draft consultation for the local area plan for Tallaght Town Centre from Monday 3rd July 2017 until Friday 11th August 2017 inclusive.
This pre-draft consultation will ensure that local ideas will be heard and taken into account before a Draft LAP is drawn up at a later stage for further public consultation.
The Draft LAP will be accompanied by an Environmental Report prepared as part of a Strategic Environmental Assessment under Planning and Development (Strategic Environmental Assessment) Regulations, 2004 – 2011.
The Draft LAP will also be subject to Appropriate Assessment under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC).
The previous Tallaght Town Centre LAP was adopted in 2006 and extended in 2011. The new LAP will allow for an updated assessment of the current situation for the area and the formulation of a series of responses that reflects changing economic and social circumstances.
Pre-draft consultation information for the Tallaght Town Centre LAP is available to the public during normal opening hours (excluding public holidays) in the County Library, Tallaght, Castletymon Library, Tymon Road North, Tallaght and at County Hall, Tallaght. A leaflet and information has also been placed on the Council’s website at http://consult.sdublincoco.ie.
Council staff will be available to answer general queries and provide guidance on the Pre-Draft Consultation at County Library, Tallaght at the following times:
Tuesday 11th July 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 12th July 4:00 – 7:30 pm
Monday 17th July 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 18th July 4:00 – 7:30 pm
Staff will also be available to provide general guidance and answer queries on the Pre-Draft Consultation every Wednesday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at County Hall, Tallaght, during the public consultation period.
Submissions and observations in relation to the Pre-Draft LAP Consultation and impending Environmental Report can be made in writing to South Dublin County Council until 4.00pm Friday 11th August 2017 through the following addresses:
By Post: Senior Executive Officer, Forward Planning Section, Land Use Planning and Transportation Department, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Submissions or observations cannot be accepted in any other format or to any other online or postal address.
Submissions and observations should state the name, address, and where relevant, the body represented.
All submissions and observations that are received before 4.00pm Friday 11th August 2017 and that are addressed correctly and in the prescribed format will be taken into consideration before the making of the Draft LAP and its Environmental Report, which will be subject to further consultation at a later stage.