ac1976 wrote:Jimg, whats crazy is that a "private" company, Irish Rail, with a vested interest is the body doing the planning. That is crazy planning.
It is NOT in line with Local Area Plan, Dublin City Development Plan or any other planning.
There is no objective in Transport 21 to support the value of Irish Rail's land or the development of any new community on it's lands.
The full details have not yet been published, I believe Irish Rail intend doing this as part of the Railway Order, which is technically published by the RPA.
the portal is in a playing field with is owned by Irish Rail, but not within the works itself as it is used by the community.
It's not really up to Irish Rail to decide on Land Zoning, thats for the council.
Of course densification has many benefits but it needs to be planned properly, what is the point in having development palns and local government if landowners such as Irish Rail just make up their own plans and ignore them!
Incidentily the Environmental Impact Statement has already been published and there is nothing in it about this extension and the lands in Inchicore works. Nothing mentioned about densification, land rezoning. Presumable this is why the inchicore works station is a 'future' station, to try getting around this legality.
There is another strangeness to this, there is actually a station with proper platforms in Inchicore Works already on the Kildare line, but this is not in public use, it is there just to service the yard. This could easily be used today to service the Irish Rail land there already at no cost if it was developed for housing. And if the original plan to have the tunnel opening at Heuston went ahead this station could still be used in the future.
This smells of corruption to me, Irish Rail using the Tranport 21 budget to it's own gain and not that of the public.
on the basis of several deluded premises you post this boring rant.
the word crazed springs to mind.
it is interesting how any crank can come upon a proposal, then without an iota of accurate information, launches off into a paranoid wobbler utterly detached from any reality known to man, aliens, or beast.