20 Nov

Our Lady’s Grove Christmas Fair

Our Lady’s Grove Christmas Fair will take place in the halla in the primary school on Sunday 2nd December, from 1pm to 5pm. Support this great local cause.

Santa’s Grotto, Gift Stalls, Children’s Games and Crafts, Face Painting, Refreshments, Homemade bakes and cakes, Amazing raffle prizes.

Adults €2 and Children go free.

All donations gratefully appreciated! Contact olgxmasfair@gmail.com, or you can find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/olgxmasfair.

18 Nov

€20 Annual Subsciption – New Method of Collection

Our annual subscription remains at €20 euro for 2018/19, and is now due.

This year we are changing our method of collection.

  • You will have an envelope dropped into your house, with your address on it, and a notice from the Association regarding subscriptions.
  • You will be asked to place your subscription in that envelope and return it to the collector’s house (which will be noted on the notice).
  • By using the same envelope, we will be able to identify which house is paying.
  • Receipts will be issued on request.
18 Nov

Winter Planting

The Tidy Districts’ Team has been hard at work around the area. Some lovely plants for the winter months and also plenty of bulbs for a beautiful Spring display. Bee-friendly lavender planted at the Larchfield Road/Goatstown Road junction, with some grasses to follow. Winter bedding on the Green, and 200 daffodils will be ‘fluttering and dancing in the breeze’ in a surprise location within a few short months.

18 Nov

New Dundrum LAP – Issues Paper

The Issues Paper for the new Dundrum Local Area Plan has just been released. This is the first draft of a LAP for the Dundrum area. It’s an important document for the residents of Roebuck and surrounding areas, as it’ll be an opportunity for us to comment on future development and associated infrastructure in our locality.

It is particularly interesting for us, as the area proposed includes the Central Mental Hospital, Rosemount, and Mount Carmel Avenue. Considering the Central Mental Hospital is being developed in the near future (approx 1,500 units), this document will probably be the main opportunity we have for any sort of input into the planning issues around this. (Providing the LAP is finalised before the development process begins.)

The Issues Paper attempts to highlight the most significant issues that may be of interest but the list is by no means exhaustive and other issues may be raised by the general public and other interested parties.

If you wish to contribute, please make a submission to the Planning Authority at this Pre-Draft stage before 5pm,  Friday 14th December, 2018.

Two Information Sessions for members of the public will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday 27th November 2018 Council Offices, Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum
3.00pm – 8.00pm

Tuesday 11th December 2018 Council Offices, Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum
3.00pm – 8.00pm

To view this document, click here:
https://www.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/file/updated_dundrum_lap_issuespaper.pdf

06 Nov

OLG Hockey Pitch – Appeal to An Bord Pleanála

A resident on Friarsland Road has submitted an appeal to An Bord Pleanála in relation to the planning application for the hockey pitch in OLG. The Residents’ Association will be making an observation on this Appeal. Any other interested party is also able to make an observation. The cost is €50, and we believe the final date for submission is 26th November (this needs to be confirmed). The Appeal Ref. No. is ABP-302898-18.

The main points of this appeal are:

  • DLR assessment of the response to the RFI  and the Grant of Permission dated 4th October 2018 have virtually no relationship with the original requirements of DLR and are inadequate.
  • Master Plan provided on a “without prejudice” basis did not cover the entire site or even the School Campus.
  • Orientation of Hockey Pitch against the recommendations Hockey Ireland, International Hockey Federation, Hockey England etc. on the grounds of player safety and playability.
  • Tree removal including a specimen Beech tree on the proposed site – Tree symbol on site – “To protect and preserve trees and woodlands”.
  • Major Non Compliance with Planning Permission D07A/1504 – Provision of 100 Bicycle Stands/CCTV/Lighting at west gable Secondary school. This is the same site for the access road to the proposed Hockey Pitch.
  • Non Compliance – Provision of outdoor Basketball Court for Secondary school use – west of school.
  • Fire and Emergency Vehicle Access (Primary and Secondary School) – Site now sold (Option Site). The Primary school site that was granted permission in 2008 was 1.27ha, and this included a grassed play area for the Primary school. This grassed play area is the Fire Brigade access to both the primary school and the back of the secondary school (this is part of the planning conditions). Since the sale of land in 2017, this area is now private property. In other words, there would be nothing to stop the new owner putting up a fence or building a wall on his property, preventing Fire Brigade access to the schools. Read More
01 Nov

AGM 2018 Highlights

We held our AGM last week, on Monday 22nd upstairs in The Goat. There was a very good turnout of residents, and we had a productive and informative meeting. So what were the main items for discussion?

– We now have a new ‘refurbished’ committee (*see below)
– We are in a strong financial position, and our annual subscription remains at €20 euro for 2018/19.
– We have a total of 290 members (households) in our association, up from 261 last year. This is out of a possible 360 households in our area.
– The Tidy Districts’ group’s exceptional work continues. Please help out where you can.
– The playground in Taney, which opened in April of this year, is a fantastic asset to families in the area. We are also delighted to see the formation of a new residents’ association in Taney, Taney Area Residents’ Association. We have already begun to collaborate with them on various local issues.
– The Goatstown Community Games got off to a flying start in 2018 with our first set of local athletes representing us in Santry during the summer.
– There are three big planning issues of concern to members: Our Lady’s Grove, the IGB site and the Central Mental Hospital. There was a lot of information given, and discussion had, about these three sites.
– Neighbourhood Watch and the Neighbourhood Friendly Initiative will be evolving further over the following year
– Events on the Green: now that we have our own gazebo, nothing can stop the par-tay.

Read More

12 Oct

IGB – New Owners (Again)

Thanks to some good detective work by our neighbours, Taney Area Residents’ Association, it appears that there are now new owners of the IGB.

We recently posted that Jennifer Coyle was the new owner (since June 2018), but now it looks like the site changed hands again in August. The new owners are:

1. Killiney Estates Ltd (C.R.O. ref. 29339)
The Herbert Building, The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin 18

2. Brennanstown Property Consultancy Services Ltd (C.R.O. ref. 436849)
Cuana Bui, Brennanstown Vale, Brennanstown Road, Dublin 18

Killiney Estates Limited seems to be connected to Park Developments and Michael Cotter, and Brennanstown Property Consultancy seems to belong to Tim Crowley.

These are the same people who set up the company Goatstown Cemetery Park Limited in 2015.

Click here to view the folio document from the Land Registry that confirms ownership.

With all the activity on the site over the last couple of weeks, something must surely be afoot?

12 Oct

OLG Hockey Pitch – Permission Granted

DLR planners recently (4th Oct) granted permission for the hockey pitch planning application at the Jesus and Mary Secondary School, OLG.

There were six conditions attached, none of which pertained to the points originally raised by the planners when requesting further information, except one relating to our observation requesting community access.

“2. The reasonable use of the hockey pitch outside of school hours shall be made available where feasible and appropriate and where it will be of benefit to the wider community. The existing car parking shall be made available to facilitate this.”

The points raised by the planners relating to a Masterplan requirement, the justification of the reduction in school site size, or the requirement for a pedestrian/cycle entrance onto Friarsland Road, are not referenced in the conditions attached to permission being granted.

It’s a curious response from the planners. One which will no doubt have ramifications for the residential development planning application, which we believe is to go in soon.

Click here to read the notification of decision to grant permission.