SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday 5th February – 16.00hrs

The only way to influence the Planners’ decision is by personally submitting your own ‘Observation’ or objection.  Our Councillors do not have any direct function in this process.  Last year the large number of Observations lodged made a significant impact, and we ask you to act again now.  When making your observation to the Planning Department –

  • Quote Ref: D17A/1135 –Former Western Marine Site, Bullock Harbour.
  • Include your Name and Address
  • Include the fee of €20 – cheques payable to DLRCC / or Credit Card
  • Add your observation details

Observations may be posted or delivered to the Planning Department, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire.  Planning Office public hours: 10.00 – 16.00 weekdays (open through lunchtime).  This may also be done online.  Click on “Search for a planning application” on their website and follow the links.  You will first be asked to Register on their website.


Please frame these points in your own words in your observation:

  • Bulloch Harbour is an area of huge significance, historically and culturally, and is an important part of the heritage of Dalkey.
  • The site is prone to the hazards of wave over-topping i.e. inundation by huge waves and waterborne debris in north-easterly storms, and flooding caused by drainage problems particularly at high spring tides. It is therefore totally unsuitable for residential development.
  • The scale and mass of the proposal for 3 large detached houses and 2 large apartments in addition to the essential marine units is excessive on the site.
  • The height of the three-storey quayside apartments is excessive compared to the adjacent streetscape of single storey cottages and houses. They are closer to the quayside than the previous plan, dominating the view of the bay looking along the quay from the slipway.
  • The three detached houses are excessive in area, height and massing and are not in harmony with the surrounding architecture and coastal landscape and seascape.
  • The proposed high-end residential development will be in conflict with the marine activity of a working harbour and public access to the coastal rocks beyond.
  • There are further concerns regarding parking, access, traffic, drainage, etc.
  • Please include any other points of your own.

Please note that there is no separate application only for demolition and clearance of the site on this occasion.



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