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Members of Imagine Dundrum and a representative of the Capital Credit Union following receipt of a cheque for 1,000 euro.
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.”
So the deadline for submissions to An Bord Pleanala (ABP) passed last Monday at 5.30 pm.
The options open to ABP are threefold: APPROVE planning permission, REFUSE planning permission, or Approve subject to conditions.
ABP is required to publish its DECISION by Monday July 25th, at the latest, but it may do so before that date.
Over the course of the weeks since the plans were published, Imagine Dundrum has been encouraged by the support we have received from our friends and neighbours in Dundrum and its environs. If the attendance at our public meeting and our drop-in clinics and the number of queries and supportive messages is anything to go by, ABP will have a considerable volume of quality submissions to consider before making its decision. Our own submission will be posted on our website www.imaginedundrum.ie shortly. Our core message is to recommend refusal to these plans.
We take this opportunity to thank everybody who has made a submission and all who have supported Imagine Dundrum in our efforts since 2016 to influence a positive outcome for Dundrum Village. We look forward to linking up with you again as the decision date approaches.
Making an Observation to An Bord Pleanála on the Hammerson–Allianz SHD Plans for Dundrum Village
The only opportunity for groups and individuals to comment on this major Strategic Housing Development is by making a written observation (sometimes referred to as a submission or an objection) to An Board Pleanála before the deadline of 5.30 pm on Monday May 9th. All observations must be accompanied by a payment of €20*.
An observation can be a simple, short, hand–written note or a more complex detailed submission with plans, photos and reports.
All observations must contain the reference number 313220 or the development address – Old Dundrum Shopping Centre, Main Street, Dundrum – and your name and postal address.
An observation can be hand–delivered or posted to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902 accompanied by a cheque, Postal Order or bank draft for €20. (Cash and card payments are accepted at the counter for hand–delivered observations).
If you are making an online submission, you should prepare your written observation document in advance (include your name and address). An Bord Pleanála have available an observation form that you might find useful – https://www.pleanala.ie/en–IE/Observation–on–a–SHD–Application–Public/Observation–(SHD)–Making–an–Observation scroll down and click on ‘observation form’ at the bottom of the page.
When you are ready to submit your online observation go to https://online.pleanala.ie/en–ie/housing/observation.
- Enter the reference number 313220 and upload your observation document.
- Click on ‘Next’
- Enter your name and Email address
- Click on ‘Next’
- If you are ready to submit select ‘yes’, select €20 fee, enter your card details (make sure the details are correct) and click ‘Finish and Pay’
- You will receive a confirmation message.
*The more observations made the better, but you can cut down the cost of the observation by sharing with two or three neighbours or friends.