As announced in the national news today, An Bord Pleanála has received over 700 objections, including 8 from residents’ associations and 1 from a primary school, to the Hammerson–Allianz plans for an apartment scheme of over 880 units in Dundrum Village. The plans for this Strategic Housing Development envisage a series of 11 blocks with heights rising from 5 storeys on MainStreet to 16 storeys at the north end of the site.
Welcoming this news, Anne Colgan, Chair of local community group Imagine Dundrum, said, “this outstanding outcome demonstrates the strength of feeling among local people about the future of their home place, as did the huge turnout at the public meeting we hosted at the end of April. It is a tribute to the hard work of Imagine Dundrum members and many other local individuals and groups whose vision of the future Dundrum is radically different from that offered by the developers. We are grateful to everyone who made the effort to engage with the long and complex planning application and took the time to submit a personal observation.”