Sustainable Communities and Placemaking
Community facilities play a central role in shaping our cities, towns, neighbourhoods and villages. They provide for the educational, cultural, sporting, childcare, environmental health and social needs of our society. Sustainable neighbourhoods need a range of community facilities that are fit for purpose, easily accessed and adaptable. All of our citizens across the Waterford should have easy access to these facilities in order to avoid social exclusion and inequality.
The built environment impacts on our quality of life. Good urban design is crucial in creating attractive vibrant places and spaces in which we live, work and play. Creating a sense of place and identity in our built environment can facilitate a range of positive outcomes such as encouraging economic vitality and enhancing the character and distinctiveness of our urban environments. It can also enhance wellbeing by allowing people to interact informally with others.
- What do you think makes a sustainable neighbourhood or place in which to live?
- What do you think can be done to make sure our public spaces are safe and accessible to all?
- What facilities would you like to see provided for in your community?
- What actions can the development plan include to facilitate greater levels of physical activity and support healthy and active life choices?
- What is needed to make our neighbourhoods and settlement more desirable places in which to live?
- What policies and actions can the development plan include to make the most of our public parks for purposes of both amenity and biodiversity value?
- Within Waterford city and suburbs where do you think (i) regional park and (ii) neighbourhood parks should be located?
Note: Aside from this pre-draft public consultation process, a Place Standard survey is being undertaken with a link to the relevant documentation set out on the consult.waterford.ie portal. This will inform Waterford City and County Council of your views on your own area. You are invited to complete the survey in your own time, the results of which will be used by Waterford City and County Council in the carrying out of its statutory functions.