Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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That plan was part of the Governments RAPID strategy launched 7 or 8 years ago, Murray O’Laoire were brought in to undertake a review of the Kings Island area and draw up a draft masterlan as to how the area could be improved. Kings Island has now been included in the Northside Regeneration strategy. Both the Northside and Southside masterplans were scheduled to be completed last month but we are still awaiting their publication.
We’ve all heard that the City Council supposedly favours clearing the whole Island field and developing a new riverside quarter comprising high quality residential, commercial and leisure facilities. It all sounds great in theory but ultimately we will have to wait and see what the regeneration agency proposes. What is clear though is that this part of Kings Island really deserves a more appropriate use than a 1940s council housing estate.
Well what about the presentation that happened in UL back in April/May? There Hugh Murray presented the plan for the regeneration of Kings Island, along with the other regeneration agencies discussing where they were heading and how they were doing it. MOL’s plan seemed to be fairly far along, canals introduced into the island, a medieval quarter preserved and the location of a public park & sports facilities at the other end of the island to attract people through it. Obviously a mix of social/private housing also.
I would have thought some of the contributors here would have attended the meeting back then?