Friday, May 29, 2009

Grangegorman Update

As the Dublin City Council representative on the Agency I am anxious to ensure that all residents in the Grangegorman neighbourhood are fully informed and consulted at all stages of the development. Recent developments include:

The Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) is still awaiting a Government decision to put the Strategic Plan out to public consultation. It had been hoped that the consultation would take place in the first half of 2009. I have stressed my opposition to conducting the public consultation in August, during the holiday season.

  • The GDA has commissioned a report on the employment opportunities for the area arising from the developments at Grangegorman. The study carried out in conjunction with number of stakeholders, including the Dublin Institute of Technology(DIT), Health Services Executive(HSE), City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee(CDVEC), FAS and the North West Inner City Network, identifies significant employment, education and training opportunities for people in the North Inner City. A copy of the report is available from the Grangegorman Development Agency or can be downloaded from their website

  • The GDA intend to submit a planning application in May for replacement mental health facilities to accommodate the existing patients.
    Planning permission has been granted for the renovation of the Laundry Building to accommodate medical consulting and administration services.
    Planning permission has been granted for a temporary D7 Educate Together School at Grangegorman Lower/Fitzwilliam Place. Work has started on the construction and the new school should be open in September.

I will keep you informed of developments. If you would like to discuss this or any other matter please contact me at the above telephone number/email address.

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