The Douglas Land Use Transportation Study (DLUTS) was drawn up by Cork County Council in 2013 as a masterplan to revitalise the public realm, reduce congestion, and provide a higher quality of life — but issues still remain.
The southern end of Douglas has since been subsumed into Cork City Council’s jurisdiction as part of last May’s city boundary expansion.
Councillor Deirdre Forde (FG) asked City Hall chief executive Ann Doherty to meet business owners, sports clubs, and community associations to discuss issues facing the village, such as dereliction, a lack of public space and sporting facilities, traffic, and infrastructure.
She said action must be taken immediately to address issues for the 27,000 population in the highly residential area.
“I am hoping the city council will fast-track a meeting with business people so the chief executive can hear the concerns of local people.
“Douglas village will die on its feet if we don’t pay immediate attention to the area,” she said.