MMRA Planning Update

The Planning Sub-Committee of MMRA reviews and takes action on relevant planning matters that will affect residents.  The planning status of current sites that may have significant impact in Mount Merrion is summarised below.

It should be noted that a typical Planning Permission lapses after a period of five years from the date of Final Grant unless the approved development is substantially completed at that time.

1. 88 Trees Road – “Stone Park”
The Developer has advised MMRA that the Development will be complete, including reinstatement of all kerbs, grass verges, footpaths etc., by the end of November 2020.

2. Union Café
No evidence of any construction on site.

3. Flanagans Site
Development unlikely to be completed until mid 2022. Particularly “noisy” breaking of hard rock now complete but on-going issues cause concern to local residents such as early morning activity, large trucks causing traffic issues and damage and dirt to road surfaces.

4. Cherrygarth (Oatlands)
No evidence of any construction on site.

5. Thornhill House, Cherrygarth
• Construction started on site at the end of August 2020 on foot of the original Planning Permission (An Bord Pleanála PD06D.300244) for 42 dwelling units.
• The Developers current Planning Application D20A/0432, which sought to increase the number of dwelling units from 42 to 54, was refused by DLRCC. The Developer lodged an appeal to An Bord Pleanála dated 10/09/2020 and decision is now awaited (ABP-308150-20)

6. 93 The Rise – “The Stables”
Construction nearing completion.

7. 24, 26 and 28 Fosters Avenue
The current site owner has lodged two Planning Applications:
D20A/0406 lodged 12/06/2020 for Demolition, with significant additional information lodged 21/10/2020. Decision awaited from DLRCC.
D20A/0670 lodged 09/09/2020, for development of site including 72 apartments with last day for observations 27/10/2020. Decision awaited from DLRCC.

8. Gas Networks Ireland Vent Stack at junction of Lower Kilmacud and Kilmacud Road Upper.
• Current Planning Permission D20A/0420 is under consideration by DLRCC who sought additional information on 10/08/2020 based on Observation by MMRA and others.

General Planning matters controlled directly by DLRCC but affecting MMRA residents include:
• Revised traffic arrangement at the Rise/N11 junction where construction has been stalled for some months is causing severe traffic disruption.
• The same will be likely for the Trees Road/N11 junction and South Avenue/Kilmacud Road junction.
DLRCC invites observations on their recent Sea to Mountains cycle route through Mount Merrion before 06/11/2020

DLRCC Development Plan 2022 – 2028
MMRA attended the Pre-draft Consultation and made their Pre-draft Submission to DLRCC before the due date of 28/02/2020. The overall time frame of 104 weeks from 03/01/2020 for completion of 2022 – 2028 Development Plan is set out on the DLRCC ON-LINE “HAVE YOUR SAY” document. Further update awaited from DLRCC.