Hammerson, the owner of the Old Shopping Centre site and adjacent buildings on Main Street, has begun the process of seeking planning permission to develop the site. The first stage of the process – pre-application consultations with An Bord Pleanala and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council – has started, and the formal planning application is likely to be lodged early in 2022.
No information is available right now, except that the application proposes 889 apartments, which would appear to be a very high density for our area.
In anticipation of this particular application, we have planned for a webinar, and it will be held on Tuesday 16th November. Our webinar aims to:
1. Inform the Dundrum public about what we would like to see in Dundrum
2. Outline the current national guidelines for planning applications, and to indicate where this application is in the process now, and
3. Present alternative approaches to high rise that work.
In essence, it’s a call to become involved!
Registration details for the webinar can be found at the link below: