Greystones 2020 (The Greystones Town Team) have achieved funding for a Public Realm Plan for Greystones. Following a competitive procurement process, the Paul Hogarth Company have been appointed.
The area covered will be from the South Beach Car Park, down Church Road to the Harbour
The aim of the project is to develop a strategy for the town’s public realm, which can be used to identify and provide guidance for individual detail design projects. The plan will be visual and identify both short term and longer-term projects.
Chairperson of Greystones 2020, Gráinne Mc Loughlin said “It is intended that the plan will stimulate interest and activity among all the community in carrying out activity to enhance the town of Greystones, and that all stakeholders will be involved in developing a shared vision for the development of the town centre. It includes… the parts of the town (whether publicly or privately owned) that are available without charge for everyone to see, use and enjoy, including streets, squares and parks”.
This plan will indicate, in broad terms, the role of the public realm including key urban spaces designated for enhancement, pedestrian priority linkages and the nature of restraint in remaining trafficked areas (speed reduction, space sharing, calming, lane restrictions, vehicle restrictions, bus priority). It will contain an overall design statement which will inform the development of the public realm.
“It is very important that the public have their say as this plan will inform the basis of the future Area Plan for Greystones. Open public consultation with the consultants will take place on Thursday 19th September from 5pm to 9pm in the Whale Theatre. We want everyone to drop into the Whale Theatre anytime during this period and have their say”.