Liffey Development Plans
There are a number of proposals relating to the development of a Linear Park along the Liffey.
Liffey Valley Park Newbridge September 2011
In 2010 the then Newbridge Town Council requested a development plan for the future development of a Linear Park along the Liffey as it flows through Newbridge. Having reviewed the objectives set out in the previous development plan for the Park (the Boylan Plan), a plan was prepared and adopted in 2011 which would unite the development of a Linear Park through Newbridge with objectives already contained in the County Development Plan 2011, the then Newbridge Local Area Plan, the Liffey Valley Strategy and County Open Space.
Previous plans developed for the Linear Park mainly concentrated on “The Strand” area but in order to fulfil the objectives of the Liffey Valley Strategy and to achieve a linear park the area contained in the Local Area Plan needs to be addressed – and the new Local Area Plan (2013/2019) updated in 2013 and included reference to the Liffey Valley Park document prepared in 2011 as follows:
TM 5: To promote and support the sustainable development of new walking, cycling and biodiversity routes and bridges along the River Liffey in accordance with the Newbridge Liffey Valley Park Study prepared by the Parks Department, Kildare County Council in September 2011.
This plan is laid out in five phases:
- Tankardstown to Newbridge College;
- Newbridge College to St. Conleth’s;
- St. Conleth’s Bridge to Kilbelin House;
- Kilbelin House to Walshestown M7 Motorway;
- M7 Motorway to Athgarvan LAP Boundary
For more detailed information read the 2011 Development Plan Liffey Valley Park, Newbridge
Towards a Liffey Valley Strategy
There are further detailed plans in place known as the Towards a Liffey Valley Park Strategy which extends the planning for the Liffey along a more substantial length of the Liffey – one report is available on Towards a Liffey Valley Park Report
For more detailed information read Towards A Liffey Valley Park Reports