URGENT

ACT NOW TO SAVE ACCESS TO CORBAWN

NATIONAL TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (NTA) PLANS TO BLOCK CORBAWN LANE.
RESIDENTS RISK BEING LOCKED INTO OWN ESTATES. MASSIVE DELAYS AND TRAFFIC GUARANTEED. THIS MUST BE STOPPED - CONTACT YOUR LOCAL REPS NOW

  • NTA to stop entry to Corbawn by blocking half of Corbawn Lane
  • Entry to Corbawn then ONLY through Beechfield Road (including Emergency vehicles)
  • Traffic lights to be added / BEST mature trees / stone walls to be destroyed along bus route
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See detailed NTA latest plans here:

https://busconnects.ie/initiatives/core-bus-corridor/bray-to-city-centre/

Make your voice heard:

  1. Email NTA at cbc@busconnects.ie
  2. Write letter (submission) to: NTA BusConnects Core Bus Corridor, Dún Scéine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2, D02 WT20 or ring them at 1 800 303 653
  3. Ring your Public Representatives (See reverse for contact details)

DEADLINE FOR NTA SUBMISSIONS
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16th 2020

Background: As part of future bus transport planning for Dublin, the National Transport Authority (NTA) began a public consultation process in Spring 2019 regarding their proposals for Shankill. These included – the largescale destruction of mature tree throughout Shankill; a 4 lane traffic system through the village; removal of Aircoach stops; removal of 2 key roundabouts to be replaced by traffic light controls (Corbawn and Quinns Road) and THE CLOSURE OF CORBAWN LANE!

Many public meetings were held initially (2019). Over 1,100 submissions were sent to the NTA by Shankill residents. Also talks between NTA and local community groups resulted in some changes – e.g. now, the village is to have a 2-lane traffic system/not 4; fewer mature trees are to be destroyed and fewer incursions into private properties, however, the NTA is still insisting on blocking half of Corbawn Lane and removing our roundabout and creating traffic light controlled access only thus preventing normal access to our homes. The traffic chaos and social costs this would create is obvious to anybody who lives here. Local community groups have worked hard to little effect – now we have to act.

So, what can we do?

Despite the pandemic, the NTA is currently proceeding with a final public ‘consultation’ process and accepting submissions until December 16th. It is vital that as many residents as possible make submissions. Numbers matter. Individual Voices matter. In the previous consultation where enough submissions were made by individual residents, changes followed.

Unless we stop this now, this is a disaster in the making; and will result in Corbawn residents being potentially locked into our own estates with queues and delays particularly in exiting at peak times; massive tailbacks from traffic lights; plus access issues for emergency vehicles.

Your voice/letters matter - call local politicians /make NTA submissions by email or post. 

Write, email or ring TODAY, even if it’s just a few lines.

Some local politicians have privately noted that there has not been a strong pushback by residents in Corbawn. We need to address this. Why should they be concerned if we are not?

NTA meanwhile remains on track despite the pandemic and yet nobody in the public arena appears to be alarmed/ no letters to the papers/ calls to Joe Duffy /calls to local politicians/ Minister for Transport?

Below see list of public reps and the NTA. Summary main points (You Choose):

  • We do not want Corbawn Lane blocked with only access through Beechfield
  • We do not want proposed traffic light controlled exit only from Corbawn Lane
  • We reject the need to destroy many of our most precious landmark mature trees along Route 13
  • We believe the assumptions NTA based their proposals on are no longer valid post Covid-19.

Previously, DLRCC tried to block Corbawn Lane but pushback from residents prevented it from happening. We can do it again, providing the majority of the 700 + households and family members in Corbawn make those calls now and submit objections before deadline December 16th 2020.

 

National Transport Authority NTA BusConnects

Dún Scéine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2, D02 WT20

Email: cbc@busconnects.ie

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TD Cormac Devlin

012750786

cormac@cormacdevlin.ie

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Councillor Jim Gildea

086-8131456
jgildea@cllr.dlrcoco.ie

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Councillor Denis O'Callaghan

086-2785609

denisoc@cllr.dlrcoco.ie

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Councillor Hugh Lewis

Home mobile: 086-7814523

Home: hlewis@cllr.dlrcoco.ie

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Councillor Una Power

087-3861048

unapower@cllr.dlrcoco.ie

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Councillor Michael Clark

087-1094032
mclark@cllr.dlrcoco.ie

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Councillor Frank McNamara

0871043210
fmcnamara@cllr.dlrcoco.ie

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Councillor Carrie Smyth

086-3835051

carriesmyth@cllr.dlrcoco.ie

 

Welcome to our Village...

Shankill is situated in the administrative area of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown. Located in the south-east of County Dublin, close to the border with County Wicklow, it has a population of 13,258 (2006 census).

Shankill, a suburban village with a distinctively rural feel , the gateway to the stunning Dublin Mountain Way and overlooking Dublin Bay.

From the mountains to the sea, from the village to the park, Shankill has it all. With its traditional design street lighting, cobbled pavements, granite walls, vibrant flower planters, Shankill is one the few remaining places in Dublin that has retained a village community.

 

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There is plenty to do in Shankill.

Take a walk in the park, through the wild flower meadows, woodlands and leafy lanes. Let the kids play in playground or bring the dog to the dog park.

Walk or hike through the stunning Wicklow Mountain Way passing Rathmichael Woods, Shankill Castle, Puck’s Castle and Ballycorus Leadmines.

Book a court at Shankill Tennis Club with its newly opened indoor courts. Join Shankill GAA or Shankill FC with great kids teams. Try your hand at bowling at Shankill Bowling Club. Join the ICA, Active Retirement or Shankill Old Folks Associations or check out Rathmichael Historical Society or Classical Music Club. Scouts, Mothers and Toddlers, Youth Clubs, Summer Camps, After School Clubs, Slimming World, Zumba, Yoga, Karate, Sewing Club to name but a few of the activities available in Shankill.

Shankill Village is home a variety of great shops, post office, credit union, pharmacies (late night opening), hair salons, take aways, cafés and the ‘award winning’ local pub Brady’s of Shankill.

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