I'd like to get people's views on whether they think the 'new' Swords will eventually become this 'sustainable, emerging city' as quoted by Fingal CoCo, or if the whole project will in the end become be a developer led, capital driven procedure?
All views and opinions appreciated!!!
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introduce a university, How about looking at existing cities without universities, like Waterford? Dublin has a disproportionaly high number of Univeersities, compared to the remainder of the population.
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Surely there is going to be a huge amount of planning pressure on Fingal in the next 20 or 30 years?
Therefore, with the prospective arrival of the Metro, I would have thought that Swords is a good a place as any in Fingal to concentrate the development?
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In my opinion Fingal cannot even manage development in the small villages that dot the coast line north of malahide never mind building a new city. Over the last 15 years villages like Rush and Balbriggan have seen huge amounts of residential development but very little else (some call this urban sprawl!). By allowing all this development on farmland, areas like Kilbarrick have seen an exodus of younger people to such an extent that the schools there are closing whilst there is a defecit up the coast. Some control on development in these areas would have meant that Dublin City Council would have had to look seriously at densification in existing suburbs with better access to the city and much better infrastructure, social and otherwise. I think that the whole Swords idea is simply a way of glossing over the massive failures in strategic planning that they oversaw and proposals for a new Croydon or Milton Keynes seem outmoded to me. We dont need a new city in Swords we just need better services for existing areas.
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