Fingal County Council has moved into the public consultation stage for the Ballymastone Recreational Hub in Donabate. The purpose of this phase of the project is to give the public an opportunity to comment on the Council’s plans as part of its application for planning permission under Part 8 of the Planning and Development Act. Individuals, organisations, clubs and community groups are all encouraged to participate in the process.The Ballymastone Recreational Hub will provide for a wide range of sporting and recreational activities as a shared public facility; these facilities include a floodlit eight lane all-weather athletics track surrounding a grass soccer-sized pitch, a full-sized all-weather GAA pitch, which also provides for two all-weather soccer pitches, with floodlighting, a combined playground and skatepark, car/cycle parking, a six metre wide access road, extensive walking and cycling infrastructure, bleacher seating and extensive landscape planting.The Mayor of Fingal, Councillor Seána Ó Rodaigh, said: “I want to encourage everyone to express their views on the Ballymastone Recreational Hub in Donabate regardless of what they are.” The Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly, said: “The Recreational Hub in Donabate is an important piece of strategic infrastructure for Donabate and Portrane and will be a major addition to the existing sports facilities on the peninsula. The Recreational Hub will be built alongside the recently approved scheme of 1,200 private, affordable and social homes in Ballymastone which are being developed by the Council and our partners Gleveagh Living.” Submissions can be made online at www.consult.fingal.ie (nb: not accessible through this medium) or by post in writing addressed to: Senior Executive Officer, Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co Dublin K67 X8Y2. Submissions have been open since Tuesday 6th July 2021 and will stay open until Wednesday 18th August 2021. Only postal submissions received by 5pm on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 or online by midnight that evening will be considered.