Allotments/Community Gardens in the Cental Area

8 November 2010

by Cllr Joe Costello

Residents have been in contact with us in relation to setting up community garden allotment type schemes.  The new City Development Plan (2011-2017) advocates a policy of supporting such initiatives.   We have requested the City Manager to draw up a report on the provision of allotments/community gardens, to provide guidelines for communities interested in developing such initiatives and to identify a number of sites in the Dublin 1, 3 and 7 areas where such sites would be possible. 

 The Manager reported that the City Council has drawn up a document governing the criteria for the allocation of spaces for community gardens.  This will be overseen and administered by the Area Offices.  We are informed that particular sites will not be identified and expressions of interest will not be sought for various individual spaces but if submissions are received from individuals or interested groups for the use of particular sites they will be examined on their merits on a case by case basis having regard to the criteria set out. If you would like a copy of the criteria or wish to discuss this, please contact us at the above email/telephone numbers.