21 May 2019

OLG Phase 2 – Plans

Photo Montages taken from the planning application.

The planning application for Phase 2 of the OLG site (the site at the back of the campus, sold in 2017) has recently been lodged by Durkan Estates (lodged on 10/5/19). The application is being made as a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) and has been submitted directly to An Bord Pleanála.

The development is to consist of 132 residential units consisting of 19 four bed two storey houses and 3 five storey apartment blocks. Also included is construction of a new Grove After School building. Access will be from the Goatstown Road via the current road going past the two schools.

All the documentation can be found here:

You can see an overview plan of the development here:

Applications made using the SHD approach will not go through the usual planning process, i.e. they do not go through the Council, with the option to be appealed to ABP. Instead An Bord Pleanála will make the first and final decision on this on 29/8/19. Interested parties have one opportunity to make an observation.

Any member of the public can make a submission or observation to An Bord Pleanála in relation to a SHD application. Such a submission or observations must be made within 5 weeks of the date of receipt by An Bord Pleanála of the application. The fee for the making of a submission or observations is €20.

The last day for submitting an observation on this application is 13th June.

For details on SHDs and how to make an observation, see this guide from An Bord Pleanála: www.pleanala.ie/shd/applications/SHD%20App%20Section%204%20Guidance%20for%20Public%20EN.pdf

Update 27/5/19
See here for a link to the ABP Inspector’s Report from Jan ’19, when the initial plans were brought to ABP for consulation, i.e. does the development qualify for the SHD approach, and what the views of the Council are regarding various issues.

Update 30/5/19
To view the process for Observations/Objections, and to see a simpler explanation on how to make one, see this post.

Update 17/6/19
To view the residents’ association submission on this SHD application, view this post.