New Street in Malahide is set to get a long-term redesign following the successful pedestrianisation of the street.
The main element of the redesign includes widening the footpath. This will result in the realignment and narrowing of the area for deliveries and emergency access. Deliveries will be via time limited one-way access from 7am to 11am each day, and with two-way access from Strand Street to Ross’s Terrace via New Street.
Fingal County Council is currently running public consultation on the street revamp — it will run via consult.fingal.ie until 5pm June 2, 2023.
The works will also include the removal and replacement of 11 existing trees with 37 trees which the council said are “species appropriate to the location and environment”, soft landscaping, outdoor dining zones, public benches, a water feature, public lighting, upgrading the watermain and foul drainage networks, and adding sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDs) features as part of hard and soft landscaping.
The project is being carried out under Part 8 planning, which councillors will vote on.
Fingal County Council said that it has under taken screening for an Environmental Impact Assessment under the EIA Directive which has “determined that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development”.
This means that it is the council’s view that an Environmental Impact Assessment is not required and project will not be submitted to An Bord Pleanála, but this determination can be appealed to the planning board within four weeks of April 19.
The intern implementation of the project, first put in place durning Covid, was previously subject to an application for an injunction to reverse the pedestrianisation which was rejected by the High Court.