Labour T.D. for Dublin West, Joan Burton, has stated that Fingal County Council has currently put on display a proposal to develop the Hartstown Way as a Link Road between the proposed Ongar Road ( now under construction ) and the Hartstown-Huntstown Distributor Road.
Deputy Burton said that this was one of the last pieces of a “jigsaw” of road development in the Dublin 15 area. This was supposed to have happened some 20 years ago, but because of the extraordinary poor planning process, something that has been disclosed by the recent report from the Flood Tribunal, it had been put on the long finger.
In addition, the original developers Brennan and McGowan, as well as other developers, had been involved in a series of disputes and discussions with Council over the future of this land. Deputy Burton said that residents who are interested in this proposal can view the map at the Blanchardstown Library. The display includes details of the boundary treatment to the new road, of particular interest to residents of Inglewood, Willowwood and Lohunda.
The proposal includes a suggestion that the entrance to Lohunda Park should be relocated to the middle of the new Hartstown Way. Deputy Burton said that, at a number of public meetings and Council meetings attended by local residents, the residents made clear that they favour the retention of the existing opening to Lohunda Park. Deputy Burton said that it was important that local residents should make their views known to the Council so that these can be considered in the finalisation of the plan.