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guidance on observations to an bord pleanala

This post provides guidance on the content of an observation to An Bord Pleanala in respect of the Bartra appeal against the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown CoCo refusal of planning permission for the Western Marine boatyard site and of the BHPA appeal in support of the DLR decision. Our previous post provides guidance on how to make an observation online or by letter. Remember that you can make observations on both appeals in one submission.

Observation on the BHPA appeal

We suggest that in drafting your observation you first discuss the appeal by Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association (BHPA):-

  1. Support the decision by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to refuse permission. 
  1. Support the appeal by BHPA which seeks to strengthen that decision by adding further reasons for refusal.
  1. Support BHPA’s request for an oral hearing by the Bord.  This is important as an oral hearing before the Bord will enable us to better explain the overtopping, environmental and other issues unique to the Western Marine boatyard site.

Observation on the Bartra Property (Dublin) Ltd Appeal

Bartra Property (Dublin) Ltd has appealed against the DLR refusal of planning permission.  In writing your observation on their appeal you could repeat any observations that you made to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s planning department on the planning application.  You could also address various misleading points made by Bartra in their appeal document, as set out below:-

  1. Bartra presents the flooding problem at Bullock as being just a question of dealing with high levels of surface water.  They do not address the real nature of overtopping and ignore the violence of the waves and the inundation by enormous powerful bodies of seawater landing from overhead directly on the sites for the new houses during storms.  These are likely to damage property and endanger residents.  The Appeal only refers to what they call ‘sea spray’ landing on the site.  You could describe your first hand experience of these.  

The updated Coastal Flood Risk Maps published in 2022 now show the whole Western Marine site to be at risk from over-topping, which previously had applied only to the rocky areas outside the boundary wall.  The first reason given in the DLR Refusal is that the site is potentially liable to flood events and significant wave overtopping.

  1. Permission should not be granted to a development which depends on an emergency evacuation or isolation plan for the safety of its residents.
  1. The proposed residences are out of scale with the adjacent small buildings in the harbour.  This relates to both the height and the bulk. The design and height of the quayside apartment block is too dominant.  The three houses behind are each over 400 square metres of floor area.  With all three buildings bunched together, they will present as a single large mass.  The development will change the character of the harbour and block views of the rocky landscape and seascape.
  1. The appeal presents the proposed development as “mixed use”.  In fact, the majority of the development is residential (72%) which is contrary to the SLO which stresses marine based uses. The inclusion of nominal community/commercial uses is a minor and under-developed element.
  1. Bartra persists in claiming that Bullock Harbour is under-used and has few visitors.  This is laughable.  In recent years there has been a significant increase in kayaking and paddle boarding from Bullock.  Your first hand knowledge of Bullock as a well visited and well-used harbour would be valuable. 

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.  

TWO VERY DIFFERENT APPEALS TO AN BORD PLEANALA

Both Bartra Development and Bullock Harbour Preservation Association have appealed to An Bord Pleanala (ABP) following the decision of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Planners to refuse permission for Bartra’s latest planning application for Bullock Harbour. Bartra’s appeal is seeking to have permission granted for their proposed development, while BHPA has appealed specifically to add further reasons to the refusal of permission.  This move by BHPA is in light of ABP’s decision to grant permission for Bartra’s previous very similar application.

It goes without saying that BHPA and all our supporters were delighted with the refusal this February by the Planners of the latest proposed Bartra development at Bullock Harbour. However in light of Bartra’s previous appeal to ABP and the Bord’s rejection of the very many observations from members of the public and ourselves in BHPA, of the recommendations of their own inspector, and – very particularly – of the very strong observation from the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s drainage department, BHPA believes that it is important to strengthen the DLRCC reasons for refusal of this latest Bartra planning application. The reasons given by DLRCC Planners for refusing planning permission included the risk of flooding and the lack of compatibility of the proposed development with the heritage character of the harbour. We are asking for the following further reasons to be added to the decision to refuse permission:

1.     ABP was not prepared to defend the environmental issues raised by us in the Judicial Review of the previous application (2018 – 2020 approx) and on which the High Court quashed the Bord’s decision granting permission. We believe these same environmental grounds should be reflected in the reasons for refusal of permission given that they have still not been adequately address in this most recent application.

2.     The planner’s report also contains several DLR departments strong objections to the scale and height of the proposed development,  However these crucial points have not been referred to in the reasons for refusal.

3.     The proposed development would obliterate the views of the rocks to the rear of the site from the harbour (a protected structure) and from Ulverton Road.  It would also interfere with the views of the harbour from the sea which is in breach of several Objectives in the County Development Plan. This has not been reflected in the reasons for refusal.

4.     The proposed residential development would contravene materially a development objective indicated in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan 2022-28 for the zoning of land.  Objective W is “to provide for waterfront development and harbour related use where residential use is neither permissible nor open for consideration.” This should be a further reason for refusal.

We believe that by making a formal appeal to ABP, our reasons for rejection of this latest application will have to be considered on the same footing as Bartra.  As an observer our reasons would not carry the same weight, as was seen when ABP granted permission for the very similar application in 2018.

We will be writing again with advice to supporters on whether and how to make “observations” to ABP in relation to these two appeals.

Dlrcc refuse planning permission

DLRCC have refused Planning Permission for the latest development proposal from Bartra Property (Dublin) for the former Western Marine site.  BHPA warmly welcomes this decision and wishes to thank all those who lodged observations on Bartra plans once again.  in particular we are pleased to see the no. 1 reason which is the vulnerability to flood events and significant wave overtopping.  The other three reasons cover the predominance of residential over marine related uses, lack of integrated design incorporating waterfront harbour facilities, and the failure to respond to the special character of this harbour site.  The full 80 page Planners Report may be found online. The text of the four reasons for the Refusal is below.

1. The proposed development is located in an area which has been identified as potentially liable to flood events and significant wave overtopping. Having regard to the provisions of Appendix 13 (Strategic Flood Risk Assessment) of the 2016 – 2022 Dún Laoghaire -Rathdown County Development Plan and the ‘Planning System and Flood Risk Management, Guidelines for Planning Authorities’ issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in November 2009, the proposed development has not included adequate measures to minimise flood risk, and has not included adequate measures to ensure that residual risks to the area and/or development can be managed to an acceptable level as regards the adequacy of existing flood protection measures and provisions for emergency services access, and thus fails Sections 2(ii) and (iii) of Box 5.1 of the Justification Test for development management of The Planning System and Flood Risk Management Guidelines, 2009. Furthermore, the proposal to provide new residential development within Flood Zone A in particular, namely the proposed apartment over commercial units, would not be in accordance with the requirements of Section 4.7 and 5.1 of Appendix 13 (Strategic Flood Risk Assessment) of the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan 2016-2022. The proposed development would, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area. 

2. In relation to the significant imbalance and predominance of residential use in the proposal and having regard to the low percentage of overall floor area being provided for the marine related uses together with the low developable site area being provided to support and service such uses, it is considered that insufficient provision has been made for waterfront, harbour and marine related uses. It is considered that the amount of site area reserved for residential use is excessive and seriously compromises the achievement of a quality mixed use and integrated development with adequate and appropriate provision for waterfront, marine and harbour related activities. It is therefore considered that the development as proposed would seriously compromise the harbour’s ability to attract and maintain good marine related uses and harbour activities, would limit the scale and diversity of such uses, which the harbour could support and would be contrary to the ‘W’ zoning objective for this site which is ‘to provide for waterfront development and harbour related uses’. The Planning Authority therefore considers that the development as proposed would be contrary to the zoning objective for this location of providing for waterfront development and marine related uses and would also be contrary to the requirements of Specific Local Objective 22 as set out in the 2016 – 2022 Dún Laoghaire -Rathdown County Development Plan. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of this area. 

3. It is considered that the lack of an integrated design approach and the almost exclusive use of the majority of the site area for residential use would seriously erode and weaken the existing ‘W’ land use zoning objective for the site of providing for waterfront, marine and harbour related uses. This would undermine the existing land use zoning objective for this site and would seriously compromise the harbour’s ability to attract and maintain good marine related uses. It would also limit the scale and diversity of uses, which the harbour could support and would be contrary to the zoning objective for this site which is to provide for waterfront development and harbour related uses. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of this area. 

4. Having regard to the prominent harbour and coastal location of the proposed development and taking into account the special character of the immediate harbour area, the proposed quayside elements, would, if permitted, be visually and physically segregated from the rear of the development site with no meaningful integration, visually or functionally. The proposed development fails therefore to respond appropriately to the unique site context, which requires a high quality, distinctive and integrated mixed use design approach, which considers the site holistically and responds appropriately to the special character of the area and seeks to strengthen and reinforce a positive sense of place at this location. The proposed development would therefore be seriously injurious to the special character and amenities of the harbour area and contrary to the requirements of Specific Local Objective 22 as set out in the 2016 – 2022 Dún Laoghaire -Rathdown County Development Plan. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of this area.

SUBMITTING  YOUR  PLANNING  OBSERVATION  –  URGENT

DEADLINE: Wednesday 9th February – 16.00hrs

By personally submitting an ‘Observation’ or objection supporters can make an impact on the forthcoming Planners’ decision on the proposal to construct major residential blocks at Bullock Harbour.  When making your observation to the Planning Department –

  1. Quote Ref: D22A/0006 – Former Western Marine Site, Bullock Harbour.
  2. Include your Name and Address
  3. Include the fee of €20 – cheques payable to DLRCC / or Credit Card
  4. Add your observation details

This may be done online where you can also read the full application details.  Click “Planning Applications Online Search” on the Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council website and follow the links. In order to make an online observation you will first be asked to Register on their website. Observations may also be posted or delivered to: 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).

POINTS TO CONSIDER FOR OBSERVATIONSPlease rewrite these in your own words

  1. Bulloch Harbour is of huge historical and cultural significance, unique local amenity to be protected, important part of Dalkey heritage. This architectural design is not sympathetic to character of the harbour.
  2. The site is prone to over-topping hazard i.e. inundation by huge waves and waterborne debris in north-easterly storms, and resulting flooding caused by drainage problems especially at high spring tides.   
  3. The proposed new drainage plans inadequate to cope with overtopping on houses & surrounds.
  4. Unsuitable for residential development.  Not residential in the past for good reason.  
  5. Scale and mass of proposal for the large detached houses and one large apartment (each in excess of 400 sq metres) in addition to the essential marine units is excessive.  Totally insufficient marine use proposed.
  6. Height of the three-storey quayside apartment block is excessive compared to streetscape of single storey cottages and houses.  Closer to quayside than current workshop building. Dominates view of the bay along the quay from the slipway.
  7. Three detached houses excessive in area, height and massing, not in harmony with the nearby architecture, coastal landscape and seascape.  Will block views of the coastal rocks behind.
  8. High-end residential development conflicts with marine and leisure activity of working harbour and public access to coastal rocks beyond.
  9. This landmark site has great potential for marine, cultural, heritage, recreational, environmental and community uses, such as display & information area, training, kayaking, fishing, small boating etc.
  10. Further concerns regarding parking, access, traffic, drainage, etc. (expand as you wish).
  11. Please include any other points of your own
  12.                   

 Bartra vs Bullock Harbour again!

Bartra Property (Dublin) Ltd has, as we have reported, lodged a fresh Planning Application with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (their planning department reference is D22A/0006 ) for the former Western Marine site at Bullock Harbour on 6th January.  Our previous news posts detail the sorry planning history of this site. The new proposal consists of the same building structures as the previous plan with very minor alterations.  The principal element of the proposal are three detached houses to the rear of the site: these are virtually unchanged: three storeys, 412 sqm with a roof terrace and lift-shaft above.The formerly proposed two 2-bed apartments over the quayside café have been replaced by one 4-bed 411 sqm apartment, but still 3-storeys high with double-pitched roof.   We two 2-bed apartments over the quayside café have been replaced by one 4-bed 411sqm apartment, but still 3-storeys high with double-pitched roof.  We have shown these below, together with our 2017 version which inks in the proposed structures to show their actual size and location.

Bartra’s 2017 proposal for Bullock Harbour, with structures inked in by to illustrate the size
Bartra’s 2022 proposal (a screen grab from their planning application). These show the same structures with the large houses indistinct against the horizon.


Initial assessment of the planning application

Our initial assessment of the planning application is that the developer has failed to address the reasons cited by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown planners in their decision to refuse permission in 2018:

1.     That the predominance of residential use and the low percentage of marine related uses are contrary to the W Zoning and Special Local Objective in the DLRCC Development Plan.

2.     The lack of integrated design as the quayside elements are visually and physically segregated from the large houses to the rear.

3.     The development fails to respond to the unique context of the site, and does not strengthen the special character and positive sense of place at Bullock Harbour.

4. The scale, mass and height of the quayside block and the large detached houses are excessive compared to the streetscape of single storey cottages and houses.  They dominate the view of the bay along the quay from the slipway, and mask the view of the rocky coastline across the harbour.

Additionally we observe that, as residents and visitors to Bullock harbour all know only too well, there are still threats at this location due to flooding and in particular the overtopping waves and waterborne debris which deluge the site when driven by storm force winds.

We at Bullock Harbour Preservation Association will use a planning consultant and other experts to analyse the detail of Bartra’s new plan, which contains more detailed reports than before.  We will be writing again to advise you of any further issues which might be covered in your Observation to DLRCC.

The reference for the new Planning Application is D22A/0006 and this may be viewed on the DLRCC Online Planning Service or in person at the Planning Department, County Hall, Marine Road (10am – 4pm, Mon-Fri).   The deadline for submitting Observations/ Objections is Wednesday 9th February and these can be lodged online or in writing along with the fee of €20, which we encourage our supporters to do.

New planning application on DLRCC site.

We see that the new Bartra Planning Application for the former Western Marine site at Bullock Harbour is on the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council website registered on 6 Jan 2022, with an observation deadline of Wednesday 9 February 2022.  The Planning reference is D22A/0006  and the website link is: https://planning.agileapplications.ie/…/applicati…/91825

Observations can now be made on line. We believe that the fee to make an observation is still €20.

Planning application posted

Notice posted to gates of the former Western Marine site at Bullock Harbour, 6 January 2022

Notice of this latest planning application by Bartra Property (Dublin) Ltd was posted to the gates of the former Western Marine site at Bullock Harbour on 6 January 2022. We will be advising the DLR county council reference number when this becomes available. And we will be scrutinising the detail of the application and providing more information.

Bullock harbour – planning news latest

Bartra Property (Dublin) Ltd has withdrawn its planning appeal** from An Bord Pleanála for the proposed development at the former Western Marine site at Bullock Harbour.  This was confirmed in a letter from An Bord Pleanála dated 4 January 2022.  This excellent news means that the refusal of planning permission stands and we thank everyone involved in helping to quash this.

However, this is not the end of the matter.  We understand that Bartra Property (Dublin) Ltd may be submitting a new planning application for the site.  This would be their third application for the Western Marine site.  They have already made an initial application for a certificate of exemption from the requirement to provide social housing.  This is standard practice preparatory to submission of a planning application.  We await further information on the detail of any such new application and we will keep you appraised of the contents.

(** Background:  Those with long memories will recall that this relates to the second Bartra planning application for the Bullock site in Dec 2017 which was refused permission by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown CC in Feb 2018. That decision was appealed by the developer to ABP who granted planning permission in June 2019, which was then the subject of our much discussed BHPA application for a Judicial Review in Aug 2019.  ABP decided not to defend the case in July 2020 before the Judicial Review could be heard. The High Court Judge then quashed the planning approval and sent the case back to ABP for reconsideration.  Since that date ABP have not reached any decision, and now the developer has withdrawn their appeal application from the Board.)

Call to action on the Draft Dun Laoghaire Rathdown county Development PlAN

First we remind you that last year the High Court quashed planning permission awarded by An Bord Pleanala for the former Western Marine site at Bullock Harbour.  The effect of this is that An Bord Pleanala must now make a new decision on the Western Marine /Bartra site.  This is awaited. 

However in order to protect Bullock Harbour in any future proposals under the forthcoming 2022-2028 County Development Plan (CDP) the committee of Bullock Harbour Preservation Assocation has been active this year in seeking two changes to the draft CDP.  The first change would add a limitation to the W Zoning to omit any form of residential use on the former Western Marine site.  The second change would re-word the current Bullock strategic local objective (now SLO28 in the draft plan) to give greater emphasis to the “special nature of the area” and to remove the assumption of residential development.


We have briefed Dun Laoghaire Rathdown councillors on the issues around Bullock Harbour and the adjacent area, including the extreme flooding to which Bullock is vulnerable.  We continue to enjoy cross party support for the Bullock campaign and for these changes to the County Development Plan.  Six motions have been put by councillors from various parties endeavouring to make these changes.  These motions come up for debate at special Council meetings taking place this week and next and are listed below.


These are just six motions of the very many development plan motions that councillors will be voting on in coming days (we believe on Thursday 14 October 2021 but possibly into next week) and they could easily be overlooked.  Please therefore write to your local councillors asking them to vote for these motions, along the lines of “Please vote for County Development Plan motions 146, 147, 153, 180 181 and 182 on Bullock Harbour to remove residential use from Bullock’s zoning, and to re-word draft SLO28 to give greater emphasis to the “special nature of the area” and remove the assumption of residential development”. A short email is best.  You can find the email addresses of your DLR councillors at the end of this post.

We have only just been notified of the motions and their reference numbers and therefore ask our supporters to write immediately.

We thank all the supporters of Bullock Harbour.

Draft CDP motions referring to Bullock – October 2021

146. Councillor L. Hall That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 12 (6) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) removes “Residential Development” from the list of developments “Open to Consideration” for W zoning at Bullock Harbour, where there is demonstrable evidence of overtopping.
147. Councillor L. Hall That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 12 (6) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) ensures that any W development at Bullock Harbour shall have regard to the special nature of the area in terms of the height, scale, architecture and density of built form and shall comprise commercial marine-based activity and public water-based recreational uses, and shall consider flood risk. 

153. Councillor M. Halpin That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 12 (6) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Draft Development Plan as follows – To amend page 304, to include a new line in table 13.1.1- J – To protect and improve coastal amenities To amend page 310 to include a new table 13.1.20 ZONING OBJECTIVE ‘J’ “To improve coastal amenities” Permitted in Principle Open Space, Recreational Facility*/Sports Club, Marine Leisure facility, community facility Open for Consideration Cultural Use, Public Services. *Recreational use of the coast; Recreational buildings including restaurant use To amend Map 4 to include a new colour for Objective J in the Key To amend Map 4 where the green colour for Bulloch Harbour is replaced by the new colour denoting Objective J.
180. Councillor J. Moylan That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 12 (6) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Draft Development Plan as follows – SLO 28 [Bullock Harbour] to be amended to read that ‘any development shall have regard to the special nature of the area in terms of the height, scale, architecture and density of built form and shall comprise commercial marine-based activity and public water-based recreational uses, and shall only comprise uses that are compatible with the flooding to which the site is subject and that Bullock harbour and its environs will be offered the same level of protection as its neighbouring harbour, Sandycove harbour in terms of any potential future residential development application that may be ‘open for consideration’ under W zoning.’ 
181. Councillors C. Smyth, J. O’Connell, and D. O’Callaghan That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 12 (6) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Draft Development Plan as follows – Amend the SLO number 28 for Bullock Harbour to remove the following text “residential”. 
182. Councillor M. Halpin That this Planning Authority pursuant to Section 12 (6) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) resolves to amend the Draft Development Plan as follows – To amend page 321 SLO 28 to read as follows – Bullock Harbour – Any development shall have regard to the special nature of the area in terms of the height, scale, architecture and density of built form and shall comprise commercial marine-based activity and public water-based recreational uses, and shall only comprise 34 uses that are compatible with the flooding (including wave over-topping) to which the site is subject”.

DUN LAOGHAIRE RATHDOWN COUNTY COUNCILLORS

Dun Laoghaire Area
Mary Fayne    mfayne@cllr.dlrcoco.ie    Fine Gael     
Lorraine Hall    lhall@cllr.dlrcoco.ie    Fine Gael 
Melissa Halpin    mhalpin@cllr.dlrcoco.ie    Solidarity – People before Profit
Tom Kivlehan    tkivlehan@cllr.dlrcoco.ie    Green Party
Justin Moylan   jmoylan@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fianna Fáil
Juliet O’Connell    joconnell@cllr.dlrcoco.ie    Labour
Dave Quinn    dquinn@cllr.dlrcoco.ie      Social Democrats

Blackrock Area
Marie Baker    mbaker@cllr.dlrcoco.ie    Fine Gael
Maurice Dockrell    mdockrell@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fine Gael
Martha Fanning     mfanning@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Labour
Kate Feeney    kfeeney@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fianna Fáil
Mary Hanafin   mhanafin@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fianna Fáil
Séafra Ó Faoláin    sofaolain@cllr.dlrcoco.ie    Green Party

Killiney-Shankill Area
Michael Clark  mclark@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Independent
Jim Gildea    jgildea@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fine Gael
Hugh Lewis    hlewis@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Solidarity – People before Profit
Frank McNamara    fmcnamara@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fine Gael
Denis O’Callaghan    denisoc@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Labour
Una Power    unapower@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Green Party
Carrie Smyth    carriesmyth@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Labour

Stillorgan Area
Deirdre Donnelly    ddonnelly@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Independent
Eva-Elizabeth Dowling    edowling@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Green Party
John Kennedy    jkennedy@cllr.dlrcoco.i        Fine Gael
Maeve O’Connell    moconnell@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fine Gael
Barry Saul    bsaul@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fine Gael
Dónal Smith    dsmith@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fianna Fáil

Dundrum Area
Shay Brennan    sbrennan@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fianna Fáil
Anne Colgan    acolgan@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Independent
Daniel Dunne    ddunne@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Green Party
Anna Grainger    agrainger@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fine Gael
Sean McLoughlin    smcloughlin@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Independent
Peter O’Brien    pobrien@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Labour
Jim O’Leary    joleary@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fine Gael

Glencullen Area
Kazi Ahmed     kahmed@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fine Gael
Emma Blain    eblain@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fine Gael
Michael Fleming    mfleming@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Independent
Patricia Kinsella     pkinsella@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Independent
Lettie McCarthy    lmccarthy@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Labour
Tom Murphy    tmurphy@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Fianna Fáil
Oisín O’Connor    ooconnor@cllr.dlrcoco.ie        Green Party

County Development plan for 2022-28

Now available on line – the consultation for the new Development Plan for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. A Development Plan is all about land use and “spatial planning” – that is, it provides the policy infrastructure for planning applications (as well as green space and other non-construction related uses). It’s long, so start reading now. We’ll be publishing more on this topic in coming weeks.

https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general-news-public-consultation/county-development-plan-2022-2028-pre-draft-have-your-say