Cllr Brian Dennehy has welcomed progress on the development of Rogerstown Park . In a statement this week the Councillor said: “ The plans to transform Rogerstown Park from a former landfill site to a regional park of 125 approx. acres on our doorstep, along with the walking / cycle route from the park to the train station and on to Lusk are progressing well, thanks to workshops organised by Fingal County Council and held over two days recently. The layout of facilities in the park consisting of a playground, skatepark, out sports facilities, Forrestry and animal glazing area’s amongst others were discussed agreed and allocated area’s throughout the park. The list of facilities requested came through a public consultation process in workshops held previously in Lusk, Rush and Donabate in the lead up to formulating a Master Plan for the park. These requests are now the main body of services required, leading the layout of the park. The various cycle walkway routes leading to the park were looked, at with the Rush route coming along the coastal route as per the greenway route. One of the more interesting proposals was from the Rogerstown park to the train station, where a route following the route of the railway track is being looked at, which would be more direct and considerably shorter than following the existing road and would enter into the carpark at the train station. This route which is also the Lusk access route to the proposed Coastal Greenway could be extended from the train station carpark cross country, behind the existing soccer pitches on the Station Road and parallel to the station road out onto the Lusk Ring road. The planned upgrade designs due to take place for the Blakescross junction also need to incorporate the access point to the Park, due to the turn being so close to the Blakescross junction. It is envisioned that a planning permission will be ready for lodging to An Board Pleanála in approximately nine months all going well. The funding for the works required in Rogerstown Park is currently included in the Fingal County Council three year capital budget.