Thursday, May 08, 2008

Grangegorman Development Agency - Public Meeting on 24th May and Call for Submissions for Strategic Plan

The 73-acre site at St Brendan’s Hospital at Grangegorman has been designated as the site for the unified Campus for the Dublin institute of Technology, the permanent home for Dublin 7 Educate Together Primary School and a range of new mental health and community and continuing care facilities.

This project is one of the most exciting projects in Dublin City and has the potential to bring enormous benefits to the local community in terms of educational opportunities, sporting, cultural and leisure facilities, health provision and local employment. The Grangegorman Development Agency was established in November 2006 with responsibility for the management of the entire project. Cllr Emer Costello is a member of the Agency.
The planning and design of the campus will have major implications for the local community and so it is extremely important that local residents have an input into the planning and design of the new campus.

The next public meeting to discuss progress on the Masterplan for Grangegorman will take place on Saturday 24th May in the offices of the Grangegorman Development Agency at St Brendan’s Hospital Grangegorman from 2.30 p.m to 5.30 p.m.
The proposal is to have an opening plenary session and then break into smaller groups and conclude with a final plenary/Q&A session.
The Agency has also issued a call for submissions on the development of the Strategic Plan for the lands at Grangegorman. The closing date for submissions is 18th June. A copy of the call and a briefing document can be downloaded from the Grangegorman Development Agency Website (click on link)

We would be interested in receiving feedback from residents on the consultation phase of this development. We are particularly anxious that all residents and groups who wish to have an input into this development would have the opportunity to so do. We have requested the Grangegorman Development Agency to arrange public meetings in different locations throughout the “Grangegorman Neighbourhood” to ensure as many people as possible have an opportunity to contribute. We have also requested the Agency to examine different ways of taking and responding to submissions from the public.
Copies of the presentations from previous public meetings can be downloaded from the Agency’s website.

We would welcome your feedback on any aspect of this development.

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