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On Tuesday December 6th from 8 pm to 9.30 pm, Imagine Dundrum will host the third in our series of webinars focusing on Dundrum’s future. Join us!
With no decision yet from An Bord Pleanála on the Hammerson-Allianz Planning Application for the core of Dundrum, we have a great opportunity to explore new ideas for the Dundrum of tomorrow with those who live and work here. Changes are certainly coming, but what changes do we want, and how can we influence the future of our home place?
This webinar will delve into two areas of vital importance for Dundrum’s future, both focusing on buildings:
* Heritage: People and Place Through Time
Deirdre Black, Heritage Officer, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
We will hear about exciting new thinking and policy-making on the value for local communities of a living relationship with heritage, showing how care for and use of heritage buildings is crucial for sustainable urban development.
* Future-proof: Building a More Resilient Dundrum
Dr Philip Crowe, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy will explore ways of future-proofing Dundrum by ensuring climate resilience is central to planning the urban village of tomorrow.
The webinar will run for around an hour and a half, including ample time for questions and comments from participants. All are welcome!
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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.