What Could Go Wonka?



The North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone 

The controversial Chocolate Park.

Gets the golden ticket.

Via Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council is pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the first planning application under the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). Planning permission was granted for a development by Targeted Investment Opportunities Plc. at No. 76 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, for a mixed use scheme.

The development also provides for the new ”Chocolate Park” [based on Roald Dahl’s classic on a site is in the middle of the peninsula between Hanover Quay and Sir John Rogerson’s Quay] public open space.
This decision marks the first major planning application to be granted by Dublin City Council as the Development Agency for Dublin Docklands. Three other significant applications for development in Docklands have also been made to the City Council including the mixed use development at Boland’s Mills….



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23 thoughts on “What Could Go Wonka?

  1. Drogg

    20pc of nine-year-olds in Ireland were overweight in 2011 and a further 7pc obese. But yes lets build a huge chocolate park and not any real facilities for kids.

    1. Gibbo

      yeah your right Drogg the other 80pc should suffer because the parents of the 20pc can’t control their kids eating habits!! it’s this kind of nanny state crap that actually causes the problem people are not made responsible for their own actions I’m over weight from bad eating habits but my kids are not and they play sports because they were encouraged to do so

  2. Jdawg

    Whatever they are building costs less than €300,000
    Sounds like a very small amount to build Willy Wonka Land.

    1. Sinabhfuil

      As I understand it, it’s not really a chocolate park as such, more of a fund raisin thing.

        1. Sinabhfuil

          There’s a car park planned where all the tech millionaires can park their Ferraro Rochers.

    2. Michael

      The (nick)name is a hangover from previous plans. It will be a standard city park not a theme park.

  3. Slightly Bemused

    Well you learn a new thing every day! I just learned the building I work in is part of that zone. Do we get free resident’s entrance tickets to the chocolate park, I wonder?

  4. phil

    There is money to be made from those tech companies, when this is finished, it will put an end to new tech jobs outside Dublin …

    I wonder was there any impact study on city centre traffic?

  5. Freia

    Are these the same half-baked morons who wasted hundreds of people’s time on the Wilde Creative Centre?

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