16 Oct 2020

CMH – Meeting with LDA

Four members of the Committee held a virtual meeting with the LDA today in relation to the development of the CMH site. Attending this meeting was the LDA Community Liaison Officer, the Project Lead and the Project Architect. They are currently engaging with local community groups, and are endeavoring to collect as much feedback as possible. It was a very interesting meeting. Among other things, it was very encouraging to learn they plan to keep car traffic to a minimum, prioritise pedestrian and cyclist permeability, retain a minimum of 25% open space, and preserve, as much as possible, the unique sylvan and historical character of this site. We discussed a lot of different aspects, and are hopeful that the points we raised will feed into the design process. They plan to release an e-Bulletin shortly which we will send out to members.

If you haven’t already, we would strongly encourage you to look at the website (dundrumcentral.ie), and to take the survey as soon as possible. This is a limited opportunity where you can raise the issues that are most important to you.

You can view the document we submitted here. We discussed these issues, and others, at the meeting.

16 Oct 2020


A member has contacted us to say they suspect there may be a rat problem in the area. Mount Carmel Road in particular. If you have concerns can you please contact the HSE.

The details are: HSE Environmental Health Office,
pest control numbers: 01-7955057 and 1850 211 774.
Alternatively, email  pestcontrol.south@hse.ie

This is a free service where they will inspect your garden and put out poison bait stations. It is important to notify them as there may be a sewage/drain problem. The more voices notifying them the better.

16 Oct 2020

Hospice Coffee Morning – Amount Collected

€775 was collected via this year’s method of leaving collection boxes in Lynam’s, Roebuck Pharmacy and Select Boutique. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this very worthy cause, and a special thanks goes to Mairéad Joyce for organising this once again. The Committee agreed to round up the figure, and the final cheque sent into Our Lady’s Hospice was for €1,035.

12 Oct 2020

Agenda for Upcoming AGM 2020

Our AGM will take place next Monday, 19th October, at 8pm. It will take place via an online meeting.

The agenda is as follows:

1. Welcome 
2. Minutes of AGM 2019 
3. Committee Reports   
a. Communications   
b. Tidy Districts and Environment   
c. Events and Activities   
d. Planning   
e. Finance
4. Election of Committee and Officers
5. Subscriptions for 2020/21
6. Close

08 Oct 2020

Vector Motors – New SHD Planning Application

A SHD planning pre-application for student accommodation has just been lodged for the 0.39 ha Vector Motors site on Goatstown Road. This one is for a 239 bedspace shared living development, 4/5 and 6 storey. Another great example of sustainable planning via the SHD system if this gets the go ahead…

More information can be found here: https://goatstownroadshd.ie/ No reference number up on the ABP site yet.

08 Oct 2020

CMH – Dundrum Central Public Engagement Submission

We submitted a document to the Land Development Agency regarding their recently commenced public consultation process. We covered many points in our submission including: housing mix, potential for public park, vehicle traffic issues, potential for cycle/pedestrian route, biodiversity issues, zoning, historical issues, construction management, and the naming of the site.

You can read this submission here.

04 Sep 2020

Plants Wanted

To all our gardening residents: As we are trying to increase our stock of plants to enhance our green areas, could we ask you to keep us in mind when dividing or rearranging your gardens. We would particularly like perennials, flowering shrubs, or bulbs. We’d be delighted if you could pot them up for us. We will happily take any spare plants from you if they are suitable for use on the Greens, in containers and for flower beds at entrance points. Contact us if you have any questions. Many many thanks.

04 Sep 2020

CMH – Take the Survey

The Land Development Agency is kicking off the process for the development of 1,200 units on the 11.3 hectare CMH site. They are delivering leaflets to 5,000 homes within 1km of the site, and they want to hear the views of the local community regarding what things should be prioritised. They’ve put a short survey on their website, and we strongly encourage you to complete it. It is very short, and only takes a few minutes. They are planning three different consultation periods as the design process progresses, this being the first. They are aiming to lodge a planning application mid 2021.

What things are most important to you? A few ideas: adequate public open space/new park, downsizer/elderly accommodation, pedestrian/cyclist permeability, traffic issues, preservation of the unique Victorian architecture on the site, community centre etc. We also believe there is a small swimming pool on the site, and some impressive gardens.

This development will have a big impact on our area, so let them know what you think.

Take the survey here: https://dundrumcentral.ie/