Due date for submissions: 5:30pm on Tuesday 12 July 2022
The National Transport Authority has submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanála for the BusConnects Belfield / Blackrock to City Centre Core Bus Corridor scheme.
Further information and documentation in connection with the planning application, including how you can make a submission, is available at https://belfieldblackrockscheme.ie/ (provided by the NTA).
As with the other BusConnects Core Bus Corridors, this is an important step forward in modernising Dublin's bus infrastructure, and the culmination of a huge amount of work on BusConnects in the years leading up to this. However we expect that this planning application will be met with vocal opposition from some quarters, so it is essential that voices in support of sustainable transport are heard as part of the planning process.
Members of the public can make submissions to An Bord Pleanála in connection with the scheme before the deadline of 5:30pm on Tuesday 12 July 2022.
Dublin Commuter Coalition is preparing a submission in support of the scheme on behalf of its members.
Planning applications for the other BusConnects Core Bus Corridors are either open for consultation or expected to be lodged in the coming months.
How can you help?
We encourage our members to contribute to Dublin Commuter Coalition's submission to An Bord Pleanála. You can do this by sending us your thoughts, or by contributing to our draft submission document directly on our Microsoft Teams workspace. Please contact us if you would like to assist with this and do not already have access to the document.
If you can, we also encourage you to make a submission in support of the scheme to An Bord Pleanála in your own capacity - however please note this does incur a €50 fee.