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First Fruits Meeting 27 th February 2014 TERENURE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

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1 First Fruits Meeting 27 th February 2014 TERENURE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN

2 Terenure Environmental Improvement Plan Project Team Jim Dowling Tony Bateman John Grant Ruairi McGinley Des OConnor Roger OKeeffe Rossa ODonovan Architects Anthony Reddy Associates

3 Terenure Village and District

4 Progress to Date Outline Draft Environmental improvement Plan prepared Key Sites Identified- Car Park site on Terenure Road North, VEC Grounds Initial Contact with Key Stakeholders Dublin City Council, HSE, NTA, CDETB (VEC) (Terenure Multi-Sports Project)

5 Main Recommendations (1) Improve streetscape of central village area New Pedestrian Friendly Streets New Hard Landscaping –Footpaths/ Pavements Complete the Street Line New Street Furniture and Directional Signage Extend New Lamp Standards in Village area Increase Tree Planting in Village area Develop under-utilised sites on main street Eliminate gap sites Develop Car Park Site as Primary Healthcare Centre/ Library (Possible Joint Venture HSE/ DCC) Develop VEC Grounds as modern Multi-Sports Facility

6 Main Recommendations (2) Improve Public Transport Service in Terenure Reduce Traffic Congestion Optimise Traffic Light Sequencing Introduce Dublin Bikes Scheme to Terenure Improve Road Surfaces and Footpaths in Residential Areas New Pedestrian Crossings and better access for disabled New Pedestrian Barriers at Terenure Cross Sculpture of James Joyce in Terenure

7 Main Recommendations (3) Improve Poor Quality Streetscape Eliminate: – Unnecessary Signage – Unnecessary Bill Hoardings – Surplus Posts, – Abandoned Telephone Kiosk – Traffic Light Control box at Bank of Ireland – Place Overhead Cables underground (Victorian/Georgian Areas) – Relocate Recycling Bins or place underground

8 Potential Development Sites Car Park Site Terenure Road North Kennys Field Site, Terenure Road North Former Falks Lighting Site, Terenure Road East Former Presentation Convent Site Former Capco Site Mount Tallant Avenue Library Site, Templeogue Road

9 Green Areas 1 Bushy Park Provide on- site parking at supervisors yard New footbridge over R.Dodder near Stepping Stones Provide additional parking along Dodder Park Road (R112) Increase planting- yew tree walk, new tree markers Eaton Square Replace park furniture, introduce childrens play Area Hoarding Site corner Whitton Road-Create pocket Park, Children Play Area Former Convent Site, TRW Potential for New Green Area

10 Green Areas 2 Include VEC Grounds in Green Networks Initiative. Create Link to Lakelands, Terenure College, Bushy Park & R. Dodder corridor.

11 New Transport Initiative National Transport Authority (NTA) has announced plans for three new Bus Rapid Transport Routes, one of which ( Tallaght/ Clongriffin) is proposed for Terenure Core Routes: Swords/Airport to City Centre Blanchardstown to UCD Clongriffin to Tallaght

12 Response from key stakeholders HSE has indicated that car park site is under consideration for location as Primary Healthcare Centre; Decision to be taken by Easter; Dublin City Council open to considering co-locating New Library on Car Park site depending on space available; DCETB (formerly VEC) Negotiations ongoing on developing VEC Grounds on Templeogue Road

13 Professional advisors Liaising with firm of architects, Anthony Reddy & Associates, to assist in drawing up formal plan for submission to Dublin City Council


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