HOW TO MAKE AN OBSERVATION TO AN BORD PLEANALA

This post mainly covers the process of making an observation to An Bord Pleanala.  We are still formulating our guidance on possible points to make but thought it would be useful to supporters to understand the observation process.

The deadline for receipt of observations is 5.30pm  on Monday 25th April 2022.  Your observation has to be received by An Bord Pleanala by that time.  If submitting by post, allow sufficient time for An Post to deliver by then. 

Observations must be made in writing. They can be submitted by post or handed in at the ABP counter at 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, or made online.  This online option is a new development.  The ABP online instructions are here. Making an observation costs €50.  Your postal submission needs to include a cheque made payable to An Bord Pleanala for that value. 

Your written submission needs to clearly signal the subject of your observation.  Include the following:

  • An Bord Pleanala Reference: ABP-313146-22
  • DLR Planning reference:D22A/000
  • State that the observation relates to Bartra Property (Dublin) Ltd’s application for the former Western Marine site at Bullock Harbour, Dalkey, County Dublin

Make it clear that you are making observations on the appeals lodged by Bartra Property (Dublin) Ltd and Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association clg.

Observation on the BHPA appeal

We suggest that you first discuss the appeal by Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association (BHPA) first.  State that you support the decision by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to refuse permission. That you support the appeal by BHPA which seeks to strengthen that decision by adding further reasons for refusal.  And that you support BHPA’s request for an oral hearing by the Bord.  This last point is important as an oral hearing before the bord will enable us to better explain the many problems with the boatyard site.

Observation on the Bartra appeal

Then move on to make your observations on the appeal by Bartra.  They are appealing against the DLR decision to refuse planning permission.  If you submitted an observation to DLR on the planning application, you can repeat your observations made then. Alternatively, wait until we publish our guidance on possible contents. We are still examining the very long Bartra appeal document and are formulating guidance. We will post this in coming days.  

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