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Imagine Dundrum has made a submission on the Draft County Development Plan 2022 – 2028.
Imagine Dundrum is pleased to report that Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been granted €4 million euros by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, to advance the planning and design for the Dundrum Civic Centre.
In 2020, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, following a strong campaign by Imagine Dundrum for a new Civic Centre, with a modern library, civic offices, and multi-functional community/cultural spaces, applied to government for almost €30million in grant funding to enable the building of the Dundrum Civic Centre.
Imagine Dundrum had hoped that the full funding for the build would have been granted at this point, the €4million funding will be used to prepare an integrated design for the Civic Centre, and this will lay the foundation for progressing the Civic Centre.
There is a road ahead, however, which involves Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in securing a suitable site at the heart of the Village and the funding to build the Civic Centre.
We thank all the local people who have supported the campaign and we invite you to keep up the momentum and the pressure.
In February 2021 Imagine Dundrum will have been campaigning for 5 years, and the pandemic won’t stop us celebrating the group’s achievements since 2016. Warmest thanks to everyone in our local community who has supported and contributed to our campaign to date. There is more work to do, so please keep in touch!
The draft Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan for 2022-28 is online now, at www.dlrcoco.ie, and will be displayed in Council offices from February 1st. It has over 350 pages,17appendices and many maps, so the 13 week public consultation period will be needed! Imagine Dundrum will be in touch with local people about the proposals for Dundrum, so watch this space!
We lit up the Village for Christmas! Imagine Dundrum secured a Seasonal Fund grant from the Council, and with volunteer skills and energy, plus vital practical help from local businesses, installed Christmas lights on Main Street. We also teamed up with the Dundrum Library to showcase Christmas artwork from local schoolchildren. Along with the new planting and pedestrian areas created by the Council, the Village certainly looked more welcoming and cared-for than in the recent past.
Our first webinar: meeting the local community online – around 150 local people attended Imagine Dundrum’s very first webinar in late November. Chaired by author and journalist Frank McDonald, expert speakers offered creative thinking about: redesigning urban spaces for people rather than cars; including children and their play needs in the future Dundrum; making Main Street disability-friendly; and involving all stakeholders in planning our Village’s future together. Lots to think about and build on!