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 top 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/ The reference number on the ABP site is: PL06D.308353.

The final date and time for submitting an observation on this is 5.30pm on November 10th. You can find out how to make an observation here: http://www.pleanala.ie/shd/applications/makeshdsubmissionhowto.pdf.

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/

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 applications received recently, so no consultation meeting has happened yet, and no decision has been made.

Update 30/10/20: The consultation decision date is now 30/11/20

04 Sep 2020

Hospice Coffee Morning – Collection Boxes in Shops

This year we can’t have a Hospice coffee morning on the green, so instead the plan is for the collection boxes to be left in Lynam’s, Roebuck Pharmacy and Select Boutique for the whole month of September. Everyone probably has some spare cash lying around at home now we’ve all gone contactless. Please donate as generously as possible to this very worthy cause. This year will be especially hard for the Hospices as it’s hard to have a coffee morning while socially distancing.

Thanks to Mairéad for organising this once again, and thanks to Lynam’s, Roebuck Pharmacy and Select Boutique for being involved.

04 Sep 2020

OLG – Email re. Judicial Review and Proposal for “Inst” Zoning

During the summer we put together a document/explanatory note regarding the outcome of the OLG Judicial Review, and how it relates to “Inst” zoning. We felt it was very important that DLR Councillors be clearly informed about all this, as the Council is now working on the latest County Development Plan (to come into effect in 2022). This is when changes to zoning can take place. Michael’s experience in taking the Judicial Review highlighted that “Inst” zoning needs to be strengthened, and we have proposed how this could be done. “Inst” zoning is particularly important in our area, as both OLG and the Central Mental Hospital site are zoned “Inst”. We also know the Council is planning to review this type of zoning.

We sent this to all 40 DLR Councillors. If you have opinions on this, we would encourage you to contact Councillors directly. They will be voting on all zoning changes, and would welcome residents’ opinions.

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