Donnybrook Rugby Stadium Greenway Part 8: Dublin City Council
DEADLINE: END OF JULY, 2017
This is a proposal by Dublin City Council to construct a section (450 m) of Dodder Greenway along previously undisturbed riverbank habitat between Donnybrook Bridge and Herbert Park at back of the Rugby Stadium. It’s being done now, in advance of the overall Greenway, so it can be incorporated into the flood defences in this location.
Dodder Action supports introducing a Greenway section here as part of our ‘Preferred Greenway’, a wildlife, heritage and educational amenity resource for Dublin, and a tourist attraction. By this we mean a Greenway that adapts to the river and its existing character as a designated Conservation Area. There is no point in gaining Greenway access to the amenity of the Dodder if it results in the loss of that amenity.
This image shows the river bank before floodworks commenced
Riverbank proposal by Dublin City Council, including greenway
Our Main Concerns and Remedies outlined in DA Submission:
No restoration of habitat and character of riverbank: Conditions proposed to ensure restoration
Proposed flood wall location, loss of amenity and character, visual obtrusion: Proposed redesign of floodwall
Cantilever Section as a roadway on a concrete platform: Proposed boardwalk design, open railings
Reliance on proposal as a ‘stand-alone’ Greenway route: Proposed supplementary Greenway route
Dodder Action's submission to DCC on the Donnybrook Rugby Stadium Greenway
Dublin City Council's Part 8 proposal