Castlelands Masterplan

On 11th April 2019 the Castlelands Masterplan was presented to Councillors at the Fingal County Council meeting . The plan aims to introduce another 1,000 houses in 24.2 hectare site along with swimming pool and additional school. This has the potential to move over 4,000 more residents to the area (based on household sizes of 2 adults and 2 children) not including the additional traffic that a swimming pool will bring.

castlelands_masterplan_balbriggan_11apr19 smallerThis is a disaster for Balbriggan and residents need to come together to oppose against this plan.

The Castlelands Masterplan was open  for public consultation from 7th May to 28th May and the council will then review it for approval at the July council meeting. This is a chance for residents to have their say and avoid mistakes of the past. Check back later for details on the public consultation.

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Keep up to date with stories on the Castlelands Masterplan here.

Castlelands Masterplan articles on Balbriggan.info:

  • Castlelands Masterplan Update – Cllr Tony Murphy June 14, 2019 castlelands_masterplan_balbriggan_11apr19 smallerI can confirm that there are currently 400 plus submissions viewable to the public on the Fingal County Council Planning website. The total number of submissions is reported to exceed 1,000.  A large number of hard copy submissions were received on the day before the closing date and are in the process of being uploaded. Given ...
  • Is Castlelands Masterplan in breech of the Governments Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES)? May 27, 2019 castlelands_masterplan_outlineIMPORTANT:  We have received reports that people are having issues with the online submission system. This should not deter you from making a submission by email. The public consultation for the Castlelands Masterplan closes on Tuesday 28th May 2019 so so make sure to have YOUR SAY!.  The plan aims to increase the population of ...
  • Castlelands Masterplan – Have your say! May 16, 2019 HAVE YOUR SAYREMINDER: The Castlelands Masterplan public consultation is only open for 12 more days so if you haven’t haven’t had a chance to review the plan please take some time as this is important for the future of our town. The plan aims to increase the population of the town by approximately 17% in a very ...
  • Protest on the first day the Castlelands Masterplan opens for submissions May 7, 2019 group meet to oppose the Castlelands Masterplan in Balbriggan 07may19_smallerThis evening a group gathered to show their opposition to the Castlelands Masterplan in Balbriggan.  The event was organised by LE candidate Martin Hughes on the first day that the submission process opened to the public. Fingal County Council’s plan for this 24.2 hectare is to build 1,000 properties along with a new school and ...
  • Public Consultation for Castlelands Master Plan commences May 6, 2019 castlelands_masterplan_balbriggan_11apr19 smallerFingal County Council Press Release: Fingal County Council’s Master Plan for the lands at Castlelands, Balbriggan, goes out for public consultation over the next three weeks from Tuesday, May 7 to Tuesday, May 28. The Master Plan is designed to create an appropriate sustainable planning and development framework for a 24.2 hectare residential zoned site ...
  • Castlelands Masterplan – Make your voices heard! May 2, 2019 castlelands_masterplan_smallerThe Castlelands Masterplan will be up for public consultation from 7th May to 28th May and the council will then review it for approval at the July council meeting. This is a chance for residents to have their say and avoid mistakes of the past.  Below are some items for consideration when making your submission.  The ...
  • How to make a planning submission! May 2, 2019 submissionThe planning system plays an important role in our society by helping to make the best use of our resources and protecting the environment and heritage of our towns, cities and countryside, whilst ensuring that necessary and worthwhile development can proceed. Planning authorities control the location, amount and type of development by deciding on planning ...
  • Castlelands draft Master Plan spells disaster for Balbriggan April 26, 2019 Cllr tony_murphy_castlelands_masterplanFingal County Council’s plan for Castlelands is a disaster says Cllr Tony Murphy. The Castlelands Master Plan, presented to the local Councillors at the Balbriggan/Swords Area Committee meeting on Thusday, 11th Apr 2019, has raised many concerns says the Councillor.  In the context of the Socio-Economic Strategy for Balbriggan, due to be launched on 9 ...
  • Castlelands Masterplan – A 6 storey high-density development! April 17, 2019 castlelands_masterplan_balbriggan_11apr19 smallerREMINDER: The Castlelands Masterplan will be up for public consultation from 7th May to 28th May and the council will then review it for approval at the July council meeting.  This is a chance for residents to have their say and avoid the mistakes of the past.  Check back later for details on the public ...
  • Castlelands Area Plan will bring Balbriggan population to over 30,000 April 15, 2019 Garrett_MullanSocial Democrats Balbriggan Local Election Garrett Mullan calls for public to engage fully with Castlelands Area Plan consultation. The Castlelands Area Plan has been unveiled to Councillors this week at the Balbriggan/ Swords area committee. It is a significant plan which is expected to be implemented over the next 10 years and will have an ...
  • Is Castlelands plan in the spirit of Our Balbriggan Strategy? April 15, 2019 Joe O'BrienLocal Green Party Representative Joe O’Brien has raised questions about the upcoming new Castlelands Masterplan. Mr. O’Brien stated that: The advent of the Our Balbriggan strategy has certainty seen a new optimism in the town and the planned €22m investment is something that can make a real difference if used well. The Council have convincingly said ...
  • Breaking News: Balbriggan to get a swimming pool! February 11, 2019 balbriggan_swimming_poolBreaking News: Balbriggan to get a swimming pool! Fingal County Council has announced that provisions are being made in the Castlelands masterplan in Balbriggan for a much sought after swimming pool. The Castlelands master plan is due to be published in February and the plan is for the site will be developed to provide successful ...
  • Government must launch ambitious affordable housing programme in Balbriggan – Louise O’Reilly TD January 30, 2019 castlelands_masterplan_field_aug18 smallerLouise O’Reilly TD has called for an Affordable Housing Scheme for the Castleland Site in Balbriggan, commenting on a report by financial services group Friends First, which predicts further rise in house prices by 10% this year in Fingal  Deputy O’Reilly said: “The latest report on the housing market predicts a further rise in prices by ...
  • Castlelands masterplan set to be published in February January 28, 2019 castlelands_masterplan_smallerDelivery of housing on land banks under State ownership through the Land Development Agency (LDA) is a key area of increasing output across Fingal and a site in Balbriggan could be among the first in the country to be progressed. Two sites, one in Castlelands in Balbriggan and the other, Hackettstown in Skerries, will be ...
  • Make Castlelands the toast of Balbriggan, says O’Brien, Green Party August 31, 2018 Joe OBrien at the green field Castlelands siteGreen Party representative for Balbriggan Joe O’Brien has called on Fingal County Council to make the new planned development in Castlelands the toast of Balbriggan. His call came following the passing of the deadline for submissions on the Castlelands Masterplan. Mr. O’Brien stated that: I am looking forward to the publication of the new high-level socio-economic ...
  • Castlelands Masterplan will support 800 units August 21, 2018 castlelands_masterplan_field_aug18 smallerFingal County Council have started the process of delivering the Masterplan for lands at Castlelands Balbriggan. The Masterplan facilitates public engagement and offers the opportunity to make submissions to contribute to the future shaping of this area.  It’s important to note however that these lands with the current zoning have the capacity to have 800 ...
  • Public Consultation: Castlelands Masterplan, Balbriggan August 14, 2018 castlelands_masterplan_smallerReminder:  The date for the Public Information Evening for the Castlelands Masterplan is fast approaching and this is a good chance to discuss the plan with the project team who will be available to answer queries about the future preparation of the Masterplan and to advise the public in their participation in the plan-making process.  The Public ...