As you may have seen there has been an application made for a development of 317 dwelling units (comprising 247 houses and 70 apartments) and a 223 sq.m. crèche on the site at the junction of Stocking Lane and Scholarstown Road.
Details of the full application are available on the South Dublin County Council website and by clicking the link below:
Residents should be aware that there is a proposed vehicular access from the development onto Stocking Lane in addition to two vehicular access points from Scholarstown Road.
There is a closing date of 2nd March, 2015 to make submissions.
The Prospect Manor Residents Association will be making a submission but we would also strongly encourage individual residents to do the same. There is a €20 fee with each submission.
The main issues identified to date by the committee and residents are as follows:
1. Size of development – although it should be noted that this application is considerably smaller than the previous application (426 units) which was previously granted permission;
2. Duration of permission sought – 10 years.
3. Impact of development on existing traffic problems – there is no provision in the plans for any upgrading of traffic junctions to ease traffic congestion as a result of additional units;
4. Maintaining rural nature of Stocking lane – we need to ensure that the existing landscape of Stocking Lane and Scholarstown Road is maintained.
Examples of submissions made in respect of the previous planning application on the site can be downloaded from this page.
Residents should note that if they do not make a submission at this stage then they will be unable to make any appeal to An Bord Pleanála at a later stage if permission is subsequently granted.
Please check website for future updates.