In 2012 Dublin Port Company published its Masterplan, a framework to guide the future development and operation of Dublin Port up to 2040. The Masterplan examines the existing land utilisation at Dublin Port and provides options for a number of future development proposals.
The first major project from the Masterplan is the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project. Under the Planning and Development Act 2000-2010, Dublin Port Company has made an application to An Board Pleanála for a 10 year permission for the redevelopment of Alexandra Basin West; Berth 52/53; and the deepening of the port’s shipping channel. The proposed project is for phased redevelopment works to reconfigure some of Dublin Port’s current infrastructure and existing use of space to increase land and berth capacities for freight, ferry and cruise ships.
An Environmental Impact Statement and Natura Impact Statement were prepared as part of the application. These documents assess the impact arising from the development on the environment and proposed mitigation measures as required. Public Information days were held in March 2014 over a three day period in Clontarf, East Wall and Ringsend. These were to look at the implications of the proposed development for proper planning and sustainable development of the area concerned, the likely effects on the environment of the proposed development and likely significant effects of the proposed development on a European site.
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