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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 21 March 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Questions (1183)

Kevin Boxer Moran

Question:

1183. Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the Government policy regarding the provision of public transport infrastructure along existing transport corridors designated as strategic for the development of future housing (details supplied), in order that these lands can be sustainably developed and public transport solutions put in place alongside the first housing provision; if this policy has been clearly communicated to the semi-autonomous agencies and State companies charged with ensuring the deliverability of such a network; if these agencies will provide a timeline for same as part of any public consultation process for such developments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13018/17]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA).

The statutory objective of the NTA's Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2016 - 2035 is to provide a long-term strategic planning framework for the integrated development of transport infrastructure and services in the GDA. The development of the Strategy was informed by a full public consultation and is required by legislation to have regard to national, regional and local planning policies for the GDA. The NTA is currently in the process of preparing an Implementation Plan for the delivery of the strategy for the period 2017-2022.

I am aware that the NTA is working closely with South Dublin County Council in the preparation of the transport proposals to be included in the draft planning scheme for the Strategic Development Zone referred to by the Deputy.

Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred your question to the NTA for a more detailed reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

The referred reply under Standing Order 42A was forwarded to the Deputy.

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