How to make an effective objection to a planning application (1)

This Irish Times article from 2006 on how to make an effective objection to a planning application is still good advice.  Note the importance of making your observation before the deadline.  Also note that when making an observation on the current (January 2018) planning application for Bulloch Harbour:

  • Include the county council’s reference number D17A/1135.
  • Be specific in stating the applicant (Bartra Property (Dublin) Ltd) and the site name (Former Western Marine Building, Bullock Harbour, Dalkey).  Outline of the planning application is here
  • You must include your name and address in your observation.
  • Even if you provide a handwritten letter, this will be scanned in and posted to the DLR planning website, i.e. it is a publicly available document.
  • The deadline for making observations on the latest planning application for the Western Marine site is 4pm on Monday 5th February 2018.  You can submit on line, by post or in person at the public planning counter in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Town Hall on Marine Road in Dun Laoghaire which is open 10 am to 4 pm Mondays to Fridays.
  • You will have to pay €20 to make an observation.  This is a standard charge.  If you decide to club together with friends or neighbours and submit a joint observation, this will be treated as a single submission.

Information on what constitute valid planning objections – and therefore what you could include in your observation – will feature in our next post.

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