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Fingal unveils public consultation on Sustainable Swords strategy

Fingal County Council has unveiled the Sustainable Swords strategy which aims to create a “multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of the town, in order to achieve better quality places as the physical setting for life in Swords.”

According to the council, the strategy will “consolidate” and strengthen Swords’ historic town centre.

“The project will also set specific objectives for the town centre with the goal of increasing the resilience of the local economy and fostering an enhanced, accessible, inclusive, child friendly and healthy urban environment.”

The council has published an “emerging themes” document which outlines the ways in which the strategy can be implemented.

“The public are invited to explore these themes and share their comments and observations.

“Feedback from local residents and businesses in this strategic development phase is essential to the success of Sustainable Swords,” it says.

Mayor of Fingal councillor Seána Ó Rodaigh, voiced her support for this phase of public consultation.

“Creating a vision for Sustainable Swords must be a true collaboration with the public.

“Fingal County Council is presenting these themes to inspire contributions from the public on key topics.

“Everyone living or working in Swords has the potential to influence these plans and everyone is invited to take part.”

The Sustainable Swords Emerging Themes document is available for the public to view and comment on from today Tuesday, 28 September.

The consultation will remain open for a period of four weeks.

A public webinar will be held on October 12th for those who would like to learn more about the project from the team and consultants.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is Monday, 26 October 2021 with postal and online submissions to be received before 11:59pm. Submissions received after this time may not be recorded.

An online webinar, open to everyone, will take place on 12th October 2021 at 7pm.

The public will hear from the project team and have the opportunity to ask questions. You can register to attend this event here:  https://www.fingal.ie/sustainableswords

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