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Inchicore community to be consulted over Emmet Road development

Residents in Inchicore are invited to contribute towards the development of 500 homes at Emmet Road and have their say in the future of their community.

The project is engaging with locals through live video events, outdoor exhibitions, webinars and information updates, incorporating their insights into each design phase and presenting them back to the community.

Project architects, Bucholz McEvoy, will present the design proposals for the new development at a live video event using Zoom on Wednesday 24th February at 6pm – 8pm.

The local community is invited to attend and have their say and they can register at www.emmetroad.ie.

The session will begin with a number of presentations providing information on the project followed by group facilitated discussions for the second hour.

Due to high demand, a waiting list will be in place from Monday 22nd February.

The public consultation process, including this event, is being managed by consultation experts Connect the Dots.

“We recognise that people have felt frustrated with planning in Dublin over the years,” said Aoife Hannan, Director at Inchicore Regeneration Consultative Forum.

“It’s extremely important that a project of this scale is developed in collaboration with the community.

“We’re inviting every local from all age groups, backgrounds and abilities to have their say in the design of this major urban development.”

The Inchicore Regeneration Consultative Forum is working in collaboration with Dublin City Council to connect with locals, with attention to those who are cocooning and anyone needing support with tech, literacy or translations.

An Instagram live session will also be held with local young people through CORE Youth Services to hear what they would like to see in the development.

Emmet Road lands (formerly St. Michael’s Estate) is a site owned by Dublin City Council which is being redeveloped into a new neighbourhood of sustainable homes along with new community, retail, public open space and play facilities.

Dave Dinnigan, Director of Housing Delivery, said the input and opinions of local residents towards the proposed project is very important.

“Dublin City Council welcomes this opportunity to further engage with the wider Inchicore community and interested parties,” he said.

“I’d like to acknowledge the work of the IRCF in working closely with the project team by using innovative ways to reach people in these difficult times and this is a great example.

“It’s important that the project keeps moving to provide much needed social and cost rental housing for the area.”

Cost rental is a new form of renting where the rent charged covers the cost of delivering, managing and maintaining the homes.

“Cost rental should be a new way to provide long term secure rents below market prices for households ” said Aoife Hannan.

“It aims to create quality secure housing that remains sustainable over time.”

This form of housing is a first in-type initiative for Dublin City Council working together with an Architect led integrated design team, Bucholz McEvoy.

The project has now completed the first phase of a four phase public consultation process with the local community.

The first phase, feasibility design stage involved research, mapping and site analysis studies, along with conducting two community surveys.

The second phase, which is happening currently, looks at preliminary design layouts. It offers the local Inchicore community opportunities to learn more about and give their input into the development through live video events, an outdoor exhibition and information updates.

Phase 3 and 4 look at further design development and similarly involve webinars, outdoor exhibitions and information updates – via the project office window display on 6 Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore.

 

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