Elected members of South Dublin County Council voted to approve the Part 8 Report for the Castletymon District Enhancement Scheme at the monthly Council meeting on 14th February 2022. The scheme will involve the upgrading and modernisation of Castletymon Shopping Centre and its environs in Tallaght. This will involve improvements within the shopping centre area and along the roadway from the new Castletymon Library to the Tymon Park / National Basketball Arena entrance.
Public consultation for the scheme was held between 9 November 2021 and 4 January 2022. South Dublin County Council has carried out various Village and District Enhancement Schemes in the last number of years, to make local areas more liveable, sustainable and attractive for residents, businesses and visitors alike. The promotion of more sustainable modes of transport that link more consolidated urban areas together is central to the core strategy of the County Development Plan.
The scheme also delivers a section of the Cycle South Dublin “Now” route from Greenhills Road to Tallaght Village. This section of cycle route proposed is being identified as a phase 1 section of cycle infrastructure for that scheme with phase two to be progressed later this year. It will also connect the shared surfaces in Tymon Park to those in Bancroft Park. South Dublin County Council will now progress the Castletymon District Enhancement Scheme to the detailed design stage.