15 Mar 2024

OLG – Roebuck Grove House

The old convent building, Roebuck Grove House, that has become derelict over the last few years, is being proposed as the location for a 29 unit hostel. The final date for observations on this planning application is 8th April 2024, and the planning reference number is: D24A/0133 Here is the link to DLR County Council’s […]

22 May 2023

OLG – Rezoning High Court Case

The Judicial Review that two residents of The Grove took in respect of the SHD student residence development on the Our Lady’s Grove campus was successful. Although the judgement has been made and the case won, the current situation is that the Judge’s final decision regarding whether it should be sent back to the Board […]

20 Feb 2023

OLG – Permission Quashed

The two residents in The Grove who took on a judicial review in respect of the SHD student resident development on the Our Lady’s Grove campus have been successful. Justice David Holland’s judgement of 17/2/23, quashes the planning permission on four grounds:– Open Character of site (Para 149-181)– Density (Para 182-229) – Daylight Analysis, SPPR3 […]

11 Jun 2021

OLG – Decision Made

An Bord Pleanála have made their decision regarding the 698 bed, 8 block, 7 storey, 9 car park spaces, student accommodation SHD development for the Our Lady’s Grove site. They have granted full permission for the development. It is a very disappointing result, and a very poor planning decision. They acknowledge this development will materially […]

17 Mar 2021

OLG – Observation

We submitted an observation in relation to the SHD application (Ref.309430) for the proposed 8 block student accommodation development on the Our Lady’s Grove site. You can read this observation here.

08 Mar 2021

OLG – Council Meeting

We recently sent an email to the Dundrum, Stillorgan and Sandyford/Glencullen Councillors regarding the upcoming Dundrum Area Committee meeting on 10th March 2021, when the Colbeam SHD for Our Lady’s Grove site on Goatstown Road will be considered. We asked that the Councillors read our email and our attached letter, ahead of this meeting. It […]

11 Jan 2021

OLG – Thanks to Councillors

We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to Councillors Jim O’Leary, Barry Saul and Anne Colgan for the help and support they have offered the Association regarding investigating various issues in the new draft DLR County Development Plan 2022-2028 on our behalf. Cllr O’Leary and Cllr Saul have been successful in getting a motion passed […]

11 Jan 2021

OLG – Student Accommodation

An Bord Pleanála has made a decision on Colbeam Ltd’s application to proceed with an SHD for a 861 bed student accommodation development on the Our Lady’s Grove site. (They call this first stage of the SHD process a “Consultation”.) The decision made on 4/12/20 was “Requires further consideration/amendment”.

04 Sep 2020

OLG – Update

We contacted An Bord Pleanála, and nothing has moved regarding the latest SHD pre-application for the site in Our Lady’s Grove. According to the ABP website, the decision date regarding moving to the next stage was supposed to be 31/8/20. However there have been delays due to Covid and to the large amount of SHD […]