Allot Allot of Excitement at Belmayne

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Dublin City Council has designated 112 Allotments and a Community Garden to the residents of the North Central Area with over half of the plots going to the residents of the Belmayne Clongriffin area.

Councillor Brian McDowell on behalf of the Lord Mayor will officially open the Belmayne Allotments on Tuesday, 20th May 2014 at 11am in the company of plot holders, local residents, local TDs and Councillors and local school children.

“This is a very exciting project. We have literally broken new ground with 112 very nicely constructed allotments in a newly developed urban setting. The site will also include a community garden which will be run in conjunction with Cluid Housing. There has been a huge appetite for allotments in this lush green pocket in Belmayne.  People have jumped at this opportunity and Dublin City Council has worked in tandem with them to offer this brand new facility with as many resources as possible” said Dave Dinnigan, Executive Manager with Dublin City Council in the North Central Area.

 A feasibility assessment was made on allotment facilities on Dublin City Council lands in Belmayne as a result of an initiative by the then Lord Mayor, Naoise Ó Muirí, in 2012.  After consultations with local groups, during the Local Area Plan, it became clear that there was a keen interest in developing allotments in the area. The site chosen was the Council lands in Belmayne.

The site measures 8150sqm or just over two acres. There are 68 plots measuring 63sqm and 44 plots measuring 30sqm.  All successful applicants have been issued with an 11 months licence to manage their plot following a lottery held earlier in the year.

 

The Community Garden has been licensed to Clúid Housing Association who have taken the lease on behalf of the residents of the apartments that overlook the site. They will be allowed the freedom to develop and use the Community Garden as many of the families living in the apartments have no access to a garden.

 

Site can be viewed at http://bit.ly/belmayneallotments

 

 

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