Have Your Say

Public Consultation

The Colbert Quarter presents a transformative opportunity to rejuvenate underutilised lands and unlock the potential for this strategically important areas of Limerick to develop as a new vibrant and well connected sustainable mixed use city quarter into the future. The Draft Spatial Framework has been developed by the LDA working with our partners, Limerick Council, CIE and HSE. It represents a blueprint for the potential transformation of this strategically significant area of Limerick City over the next twenty years. This will guide the development of the area and provide flexibility to respond and enable the area to evolve over time. The Framework once finalised is expected to be periodically reviewed and a more detailed implementation plan will be progressed related to key phases as relevant.

Colbert Station Consultation Have Your Say

The consultation period for the Draft Spatial Framework, is now closed.

We would like to sincerely thank all stakeholders and members of the public who sent in submissions, contributed feedback at meetings and communicated feedback and ideas directly to us.

We will collate all this feedback now and aim to have a report on this first phase consultation in the coming weeks.

Our communication channels remain open should you have any query or questions please do not hesitate to contact us

Project Address:

Colbert Quarter, Land Development Agency,  Second Floor, Ashford House, 18-23 Tara Street, Dublin 2, D02 VX67

01 9103400

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked questions

What is the LDA and why is it involved?

The LDA are a commercial, State-sponsored body that has been created to coordinate land within State control for more optimal uses where appropriate, with a focus on the provision of housing.

What are the aims of the LDA?

The LDA aim to improve the way the housing market functions by:

  • Working with State bodies and Local Authorities to make more effective use of State lands, providing a stable, sustainable supply of land for housing.
  • Working with the planning system to facilitate State lands being used for housing.
  • Acquiring and developing land in a selective, targeted way that boosts housing supply.
  • Delivering rental market initiatives that provide mixed tenure, including affordable homes.
  • Investing in research and innovation to identify new and better ways to deliver new homes.
What is the Draft Spatial Framework?

This Draft Framework demonstrates the potential to open up significant parts of the Colbert Quarter and create a vibrant new mixed-use quarter and gateway to the city. These ambitions for Limerick’s newest city quarter include the potential to deliver up to 2,800 new mixed-tenure homes with a focus on affordable housing. The area can also provide new landmark offices and commercial space alongside improved opportunities for health, education, and employment opportunities. All of the new development is to be set within a highly connected series of parklands and open spaces with enhanced green areas and a new high-quality public realm. It is proposed to provide a network of links and proposals for a new community-focussed sporting and recreational hu, all of which will provide enhanced opportunities for recreational activities and meet the needs of both the existing and future residents of the area.

What is the objective of this Project?

Colbert Quarter is a new and ambitious vision based upon The Draft Spatial Framework for the area that has been developed with our partners, Limerick Council, CIE and HSE. It represents a blueprint for the potential transformation of this strategically significant area of Limerick City over the next twenty years.

The Colbert Quarter, an area in the heart of Limerick City made up almost entirely of state-owned land, offers the potential to truly transform underutilised brownfield areas into a vibrant, liveable, mixed use and compact urban quarter.

Will the local community be consulted?

Yes we are keen to hear from all stakeholders, partners, community and residents groups and interested individuals.

As we progress through the various quarters and stages, we will develop more in-depth consultation approaches discussing specific locations and project areas as they evolve.

 

Stages of Community Engagement
  • Phase 1: Public Consultation Launch September 2021
  • Phase 2: Public and Stakeholder Engagement September – November 2021
  • Phase 3: Consideration/ integration Public Feedback and Finalisation Spatial Framework Plan Q1 2022
Where can I see the Draft Spatial Framework?
The Draft Spatial Framework and supporting information including SEA, AA and SFRA can be viewed in the following ways and at the following locations:

Online

Download Draft Spatial Framework Documents

In person:

Limerick City and County Council
Dooradoyle Road
Dooradoyle
Limerick

Limerick City and County Council
City Hall,
Merchants Quay,
Limerick,
V94 EH90

How can I access the information if I cannot access the internet?

As outlined above you can view the documents in person at the Council offices, or, if you are not in a position to visit the Council you can write, call or email us at the details below and we will ensure to send the relevant information to you.

Project Address:

Colbert Quarter, Land Development Agency, Second Floor, Ashford House, 18-23 Tara Street, Dublin 2, D02 VX67

Ph. No: 01 9103400

Email:  limerick.colbert@lda.ie

How can I get involved?

We are keen to hear from and engage with all who are interested and have feedback on the Draft Framework and to learn about the assets and needs of each area. We have developed a short survey below which may be completed and we invite feedback through our communication channels which are set out below.

Project Address:

Colbert Quarter, Land Development Agency, Second Floor, Ashford House, 18-23 Tara Street, Dublin 2, D02 VX67

Ph. No: 01 9103400

Email:  limerick.colbert@lda.ie

Survey

As we progress through the various quarters and stages, we will develop more in-depth consultation approaches discussing specific locations and project areas as they evolve.

Take Part In The Survey

Stages of Community Engagement:

  • Phase 1: Public Consultation Launch September 2021
  • Phase 2: Public and Stakeholder Engagement September – November 2021
  • Phase 3: Consideration/ integration Public Feedback and Finalisation Spatial Framework Plan Q1 2022
What is the timeline for this project?

This is an ambitious and far reaching vision setting out how the Colbert Quarter can develop over the next 20 years.

We hope to begin direct engagement on key opportunity sites in the near future and will continue to keep the local community informed of our plans and progress.