A ‘Urban Gardens’ project to build up urban space in the suburb of Dungannon has received a green light from the National Planning Authority (NPA).
The project, which aims to promote a more walkable, greener and more pedestrian-friendly urban environment in the area, was originally planned for 2015, but the development of land in the region has stalled due to ongoing construction and traffic.
Dublin city council had already approved the urban garden in December 2015 and the city is yet to make any public announcements.
The project is expected to bring in £1.7 million in revenue annually, with an additional £2 million being paid out in the form of a grant to the local economy, which will allow the community to invest in new infrastructure.
A report from Dublin City Council’s planning department, which was presented to the NPA last week, said the plan would promote walking and cycling through Dunganno.
“This project will provide a network of new green space and open space in a highly attractive and attractive location,” the report read.
“The urban gardens will be connected to the existing pedestrian and cycling networks and will contribute to creating a more attractive and walkable environment for all residents.”