Mallow Development Partnership (MDP) in association with Kanturk/Mallow Municipal Authority Cork County Council and Mallow Chamber, have engaged the services of Mr Cathal O’Meara, Landscape Architect to prepare an urban design and landscape architectural plan to assist in the preparation of the Mallow Local Area Plan 2015-2021.
The aim is to prepare and implement a detailed Town Improvement Scheme to visually enhance the street scapes and key urban spaces in the town centre and approach roads and to consider solutions to improve pedestrian / cycle connectivity between Mallow North and Mallow South.
The proposed plan addresses such items as functional lane ways, shop front strategies, refurbishment of derelict buildings, back of buildings in parking areas and attractive development of existing lane ways to create greater connectivity to the town centre and public spaces around the town.
Some of the objectives identified to develop the plan are to deliver a more pedestrian, cyclist and public transport friendly environment; integrating land use and transport in the town centre with surrounding residential, school and employment areas; improving the appearance of the centre and surrounding streets (lighting, signage, landscaping etc); under grounding of utility cables; rationalisation of traffic flow and public realm security (CCTV).
A community online survey was launched in May to get the feedback from the community. This feedback is key to the success of the project. The survey has now closed.