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 provides useful information regarding the background and issues relating to this SHD application.
No doubt they have already received many emails from concerned residents. We expect that an unprecedented number of objections to this development will be submitted to ABP.
The local community is opposed to this development. It should be refused permission for many reasons, not least because it materially contravenes the CDP 2016-2022 in numerous ways.
Material Contraventions that relate to this development:
The density proposed (164.62ha) is a Material Contravention of the CDP 2016-2022.
(See section 2.1 attached.)
The height of the north, middle and south blocks represents a Material Contravention of the CDP 2016-2022.
(See section 2.2 attached.)
3. Open Space
The Provision of Open Space fails to “maintain the open character of the site” and is a Material Contravention of the CDP 2016-2022.
(See section 2.3 attached.)
4. Tree Removal
The removal of trees from the site represents a Material Contravention of the CDP 2016-2022.
(See section 2.4 attached.)
5. Future Needs of the Schools
The failure to “have regard to the future needs of the school and allow sufficient space to be retained adjacent to the school for possible future school expansion/redevelopment”, represents a Material Contravention of the CDP 2016-2022
(See section 2.5 attached.)
Further detail can be found in our attachment.