Delivery of our 3,000 leaflets has started to homes right across the peninsula.

If you can’t wait for the leaflet to be delivered, you can see a sneak preview here!

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We have just taken delivery of 3,000 leaflets which we will be delivering over the next few days to every house on the peninsula.

The leaflets set out our understanding of the Urban Framework Process.

We also highlight our serious concerns that the meeting in Tuesday 21 Jan at 6 in Donabate Library is behind closed doors.

If you’re name is not down, you’re not coming in.

Except we are asking everybody to turn up and demand that all our voices are heard loud and clear.

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Have your say on the future of Donabate

Fingal County Council is kicking off preparation of an Urban Framework Plan for village centre, but is refusing to permit the community to engage in a proper public consultation on this plan.

Donabate Portrane Community Council is concerned that this framework plan is primarily about permitting more development in the village.
Fingal County Council is only permitting a selected number of representatives of local organisations to take part in consultation on this important plan.

What the Urban Framework Plan is supposed to do is to create a plan to consolidate and improve the village centre by creating a new urban centre to replace the current hodgepodge of commercial offerings.

This is so that the commercial centre of Donabate better reflects the needs of the community.

Given that the population of Donabate and Portrane is increasing from 10,000 to some 26,000 people (making it comparable in size to such large towns as Athlone, but without even a fraction of the facilities), Donabate Portrane Community Council welcomes this long-overdue and much-needed initiative.
However, Donabate Portrane Community Council has grave concerns about how Fingal County Council is proposing to develop this Urban Framework Plan without real public participation.

And there are very concerning aspects of the proposed Urban Framework Plan coming to light, such as proposals to use part of the train station car park for commercial development.
Donabate Portrane Community Council has written to Fingal County Council to register its objection to this sham of a public consultation process in the strongest terms and has called upon Fingal County Council to hold a proper public consultation, but the council has refused.

In a bid to avoid the future of Donabate being decided behind closed doors, Donabate Portrane Community Council is calling on all residents to come to the closed-doors meeting in Donabate Library on Tuesday, 21 January, between 6pm and 8pm.

Let Fingal County Council know that this community will not stand for being excluded from participating in the preparation of the Urban Framework Plan.

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Donabate Portrane Community Council

There will be a road closure on the Hearse Road from 10am to 4pm on Monday and Tuesday next.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane to facilitate works at the tie in to the Donabate Distributor Road.Road closure notice in Donabate

Construction works to tie-in the R126 Hearse Road with the Donabate Distributor Road will commence on Monday 20th January.

To facilitate these works, a single lane closure is required with traffic management in place on the R126 Hearse Road between the hours of 10Aam and 4pm from Monday 20th January to Tuesday 21st January.

Fingal County Council would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause

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