29 May 2019

OLG Phase 2 – Process for Observations/Objections

As you may be aware the developer of the site in Our Lady’s Grove is using the fast-track method (Strategic Housing Development (SHD)) to apply for planning permission for 132 units, made up of three 5 storey apartment blocks as well as houses etc. An informed resident has done a bit of investigation into the process on our behalf, and so here is how it works in relation to objections/observations from the public:

  1. All our submissions/observations/objections sent to An Bord Pleanála by 13th June must be sent to DLRCoCo for Council view.
  2. There will be a summary of views of elected members after a meeting held to discuss proposals. This meeting of the Dundrum Area Committee will take place on 24th June 2019.
  3. The Council will recommend Permission or Refusal to An Bord Pleanála.
  4. DLRCoCo’s CEO must send this report by 4th July 2019.

As you can see from point 2, there is now an opportunity to make our views known to all the Councillors to ensure they are briefed on our concerns well before 24th June. If you wish to get a list of the email addresses of all the relevant Councillors (Dundrum, Stillorgan and Sandyford/Glencullen Councillors) please let us know.

In order to make a valid submission or observations to An Bord Pleanála a person must:

  • Include the ABP Reference- (In this case ABP-304420-19 Our Lady’s Grove)
  • Make their submission or observations in writing
  • Include the €20 fee
  • State the name and address of the person making the submission or observations
  • State the subject matter of the submission or observations
  • State their reasons, considerations and arguments. – This is where you state your personal observations/objections. It doesn’t have to be written in a technical style, plain language is fine. It can also be as long or as short as you wish
  • Submit the submission or observations before 13th June 2019 (allow plenty of time if posting)

The fee is €20 and this may be paid by cash, cheque or credit/debit card. It cannot be done online. Also the payment must be included with the observation and therefore email observations will not be allowed. We will be happy to deliver any other submissions when delivering the Association’s one. Otherwise the postal address is An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

This is the only opportunity residents will have to make their views known concerning this development and it is hopeful that as many residents as possible will participate.

To view the plans, and to see photo montages, you can find the links here.

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