DART+ South West Public Consultation Process
Public participation is a key element to the delivery of major infrastructure projects, such as the DART+ South West Project. There are three main opportunities for customers, residents and businesses adjacent to the route, as well as other stakeholders, to provide feedback to the scheme development and Railway Order approval process as outlined below:
- Public Consultation No. 1 on the Emerging Preferred Option (Summer 2021) - Completed
- Public Consultation No. 2 on the Preferred Option (Winter 2021) - Completed
- Statutory Consultation Period as part of the Railway Order application process - (Winter 2022)
These are highlighted in graphical form below:
|Year||Studies and Research||Publications and Milestones||Public Participation|
|Completed||Summer 2021||Options development and appraisal to support identification of 'Emerging Preferred Option||Preliminary Option Selection Report and selection of 'Emerging Preferred Option'||Non-statutory public consultation on the 'Emerging Preferred Option'|
|Completed||Winter 2021||Options Selection Report and 'Preferred Option' confirmation.||Option Selection Report and 'Preferred Option' identification||Non-statutory public consultation on the 'Preferred Option'|
Spring 2022 - Autumn / Winter 2022
|Complete design appraisal and statutory documents||Design freeze and planning submission preparation||Stakeholder engagement|
|Winter 2022||Subject to government approval make planning submission||Issue of planning submissions and Railway Order documents||An Bord Pleanála statutory consultation|
Public feedback will be accepted during all stages of the design development and can be submitted through the project website, e-mail address, phone or by written correspondence. For further details see the ‘How to Engage / Contact Us’ section.
Iarnród Éireann invites the public to engage in the design process and all feedback is welcome.
The DART+ Programme is being implemented by Iarnród Éireann as part of Project Ireland 2040 and the NTA's Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area (2016-2035).