19 December 2011

Fitzgerald and Delaney to lodge joint appeal on Boot Road Decision

Minister Frances Fitzgerald and Councillor Tony Delaney have announced that they are preparing a joint appeal for An Bord Pleanala on South Dublin County Council’s decision to grant permission for a five storey development on Boot Road in Clondalkin.

“South Dublin County Council has granted permission for what we view as an over-scaled development in a quiet residential area. There were almost 100 submissions and objections to this application there was widespread disappointment locally with decision to grant permission for this development,” said Minister Fitzgerald.

“A five-storey block and an 80 bed nursing home is a totally inappropriate development for this residential area and would drastically alter the character of the village. The concerns of local residents need to be taken into account when reviewing this decision; and for that reason Cllr. Delaney and I will also be asking for an Oral Hearing into the matter to allow people who will be most impacted by this development have their say,” continued Fitzgerald.

“The national move towards Primary Care Centres is a streamlining of services and it is something that would be a welcome addition to the village, were the proposals a right fit. This development scales to five storeys - it is too dense and too high for a residential site. Put simply this is the wrong location for a centre of this scale,” said Minister Fitzgerald.

The decision was granted with 18 conditions including an increase in car parking spaces and the external lighting system.

“I have met with many local residents on this since the granting of permission and the message coming loud and clear is that the scale and mass of this development is too much for our area,” continued Delaney.

“The proposed development is excessively high and over-scale for such a residential location. There will be major traffic implications for residents in the neighbouring estates and people who use the Boot Road to access Clondalkin Village,” said Cllr. Delaney

“I will be working with local residents to appeal the decision by South Dublin County Council to An Bord Pleanala. I will also be asking for an Oral Hearing so that the concerns of residents can be heard,” concluded Cllr. Delaney