The Dublin Port Company’s plans for a major redevelopment of the Poolbeg Peninsula include a cycle track, dog track and floodlit sports pitches.
Plans for the third phase of the redevelopment of Dublin are being published today ahead of a public consultation on the plans.
The plans include a new bridge across the River Liffey that aims to take pressure of the Tom Clarke bridge and will be reserved for Heavy Goods Vehicles.
There is also more than 16km of new cycle and pedestrian paths linking the north and south port.
Dublin Port said the development will be capable of carrying a future Luas line to serve any housing developments on Poolbeg’s old Glass Bottle site.
On Newstalk Breakfast this morning, Dublin Port CEO Barry O’Connell said the plan also includes a new park and a maritime village for local sailing and rowing clubs.
He said the plans were based on consultations with local communities – and people all over the country now have the chance to have their say.
“That’s the reason for the public consultation,” he said. “We’ll go through that and take in any feedback that we get from them.
“We have remained very close to our neighbours over the last couple of years and in fact, a lot of the planning changes we have made on the way have been on the basis of what the neighbours have told us.
“So, there are some very exciting developments going in there.”
He said the maritime village is “significantly bigger” than what is there at the moment.
“One of our neighbours for example is the rowing clubs and the sailing clubs,” he said.
“This will enhance their facilities but also, significantly, it will allow us to open to the public so they can now access that area as well.
“We are also going to invest in a 2.8-hectare public park which will have 5G sporting fields – floodlit.
“It will also have a fenced dog run and all of those things again were based on input we got from local communities.”
The consultation period will close on Friday April 28th.