A South Fingal Transport Study has been carried out for the Council. (This is in fulfilment of an objective in the County Development Plan which specified the Study would include public consultation; unfortunately the public consultation hasn’t happened.)
The Study contains strong recommendations about prioritising walking, cycling and public transport in the area, and will be discussed at a Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Policy Committee meeting on Monday 28th.
ensuring that effective sustainability indicators are used;
halting and reversing biodiversity loss in line with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, including large-scale rewetting of peatlands and restoration of natural ecosystems including wetlands and woodlands across the region, taking account of the major social and economic benefits which could result;
ensuring the implementation of the Water Framework Directive through the planning system;
transitioning to the circular economy;
measuring the greenhouse gas emissions from the plan and ensuring it puts us on a path to a low -carbon economy
investing in walking and cycling, recognising their public health and environmental benefits
investing in public transport, in particular rail.