Fianna Fáil T.D for Dublin North West, Paul McAuliffe, has welcomed the publication of an information brochure to inform the public of the future development plans of the block of land between Cappagh Road, Cardiffsbridge Road, Wellmount Avenue and Fergal’s Lane, known locally as Fergal’s fields.
Plans include a new 200 seater church and parish centre, up to 100 housing units including older persons housing, a new Primary Care Centre and a significant upgrade in all-weather sporting facilities for two CDETB schools Colaiste Ide and Colaiste Eoin.The plans are being progressed between the Dublin Archdiocese, Dublin City Council, the HSE and the City of Dublin Education and Training Board.
Commenting McAuliffe said “ A masterplan will soon be drawn up which will see significant improvements to facilities in the community. I particularly welcome progress on the much awaited Primary Health Care Centre, which will transform community health in Finglas and I will work closely with my colleague Minister Donnelly to ensure funding is in place for its full development.”
The primary care centre will include accommodation for Local GP Practices, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, community mental health services, child and adolescence mental health services, ophthalmology, disability services and a social inclusion hub. It will also house TUSLA services including early years, TUSLA education support services and adoption services
Speaking about the 100 housing units Deputy McAuliffe said “I also look forward to the development of older persons housing which is badly needed. Once this site is fully developed it will be of huge benefit for the people of Finglas now and into the future. “
It is hoped that the site will be fully developed by 2027..
A copy of the information brochure can be found below.