Dublin City Council has published a proposal for tree planting and planted raingardens on Blackpitts between Clanbrassil Terrace and Donovan Lane. The project is an action of the Liberties Greening Strategy which seeks to increase parks and amenity areas and green infrastructure in the area.
The proposal, developed for the city’s South Central Area Office and Parks, Biodiversity & Landscaping Services, entails removing areas of existing concrete footpath and replacing these with planted areas including trees and herbacious underplanting. The planted areas are designed to accommodate rainwater run-off from the footpath and so will have a sustainable drainage function. A range of seasonal pollinator-friendly planting is proposed.
The section of footpath in question is extremely wide in parts and so offers a great opportunity for adding trees and planting along a street which has very few trees.
“This is the latest of a series of projects we have completed recently taking areas of unused hard standing or paved areas and transforming them into beautiful places for people to enjoy. You can see other examples at Marrowbone Lane and James Street.
The measure will see some of the existing pay parking spaces retained (reducing from 8 spaces to 5) and the addition of a public bench.
The South Central Area Office welcomes comments on the proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. It hopes to implement the project later in 2022.