Union Café Update – Appeals to An Bord Pleanála

The deadline for submissions of observations to An Bord Pleanála is Monday June 11th (Ref D17A/0951).

To-date five parties, including the MMRA, have submitted a formal Appeal to the decision of DLR CC to grant planning permission for the proposed Union Café redevelopment to An Bord Pleanála.   It is open to any resident or interested party to make an observation to the Board of ABP supporting these appeals.

There is still time for anyone who has not yet made an Observation to An Bord Pleanála to do so.  You can make an observation up to the 11th June and we would encourage you to do so.

Details of how to make an observation are outlined below. If you need help or have a query please email mmra@mountmerrion.ie.

The major issues the MMRA and our professional advisors have identified are:

  • Location of pub/restaurant/function room
    • Proximity to residences
    • Light pollution
    • Noise pollution
    • Anti-social behaviour
  • Parking and traffic implications
  • Cladding, Materials and Colour

Submitting an Observation on the Union Café appeal to An Bord Pleanala
Anyone can make an observation irrespective of whether or not they made an observation/ objection to DLR CC. You can also get together with a few of your neighbours and make a joint observation for the one fee of €50.  One person can take the lead and the others sign and provide their names and addresses.

To do this you should write a letter outlining the basis for your observation including the full grounds of your observations and any supporting material you want the Board to consider.

In your letter you must include the following:

• Location/Reference number: D17A/0951/Site of Union Cafe, junction of Deerpark Road, North Avenue and Wilson Road, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin.
• Name of planning authority: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
• Fee of €50 as a cheque or postal order.
Post observations to: The Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1

Or deliver it by hand to an employee of the Board (not a security person) during office hours (9.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.) on Monday to Friday, so that the appeal reaches An Board Pleanála by 5.30pm on June 11th.  An Bord Pleanála office is located at 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

Do not place the appeal in the Board’s letterbox.

For more details see http://www.pleanala.ie/appeals/index.htm

If you have any questions or need help you can contact us at mmra@mountmerrion.ie or contact any member of the committee.