NEWS UPDATE • October 2021
Increased Protection for Green Spaces
Councillor O'Connell explains the increased green space protection in more detail below.
At DLR Council tonight (Thurs 21 Oct 2021), my motions to re-zone and protect local green spaces in Kilmacud were successful.
These areas now re-zoned to zone F open space are:
- The small traffic island on Dale Road (the site of the Redesdale Residents Christmas tree)
- Green space located between Anville Drive and Rathmore Avenue
- Two parcels of green space on either side of St Kevin’s Park at its junction with Rathmore Avenue
- Two parcels of green space located along the western side of Marsham Court extending from its junction with Kilmacud Road Upper to the large field. [ Map ]
These areas now share the same protection, the highest level, as the much loved Field (Mullens) and the other green spaces in Kilmacud. In addition, my motion re the green space next to 32 Dale Road was also passed. Thus this green space, currently enclosed, is now also re-zoned F, open green space.
I identified these green areas based on my local knowledge, local feedback, and a detailed review of the maps of the Stillorgan Ward. And I am delighted that I have been able to protect these mature trees, shrubs and hedgerows, areas where children play, neighbours meet and chat, residents and resident groups maintain, including the recent spring bulb planting afternoon.
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