Local Area Plan for Dundrum

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are developing a Local Area Plan for Dundrum. It is currently at the pre-draft stage and some of the potential issues to be addressed are covered in the Issues Paper.

The Council are looking for interested groups or individuals to make suggestions or forward ideas to them in advance of the preparation of the draft plan. This must be done by 5pm on 14 December 2018, and can be done on their website.

The residents association will review the material and make a submission as appropriate, but we also encourage residents to submit individual submissions for any concerns that they may have.

You can find out more information about the plan and how you can influence the council at their information sessions in the Council Offices (Dundrum Office Park) on Tuesday 11 December from 3pm to 8pm.

Imagine Dundrum, a local group interested in ensuring the community-focused development of Dundrum, will also be making a submission on behalf of local residents. They are hosting an information session and looking for ideas for their submission on Wed Dec 5th in Holy Cross School at 7.30pm.

Irish Water Repairs

As you may have noticed there were water main repairs and upgrades taking place within the estate over recent months. While the majority of the repairs are now complete, the reinstatement of paths and verges still requires a lot of work, and have been like this for a considerable amount of time.

We have been in touch with both Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and GMC, the contractors, to express our concern with the delays and quality of the work. DLRCC have given us assurances that they will work with their crews over the coming weeks to make all repairs necessary. We are especially aware of the need to do this right, as only last year the council had done a great job in upgrade works throughout the estate.

Stockwell Planning Update

An Bord Pleanála have advised of an order by their board to refuse planning permission for Stockwell on Sandyford Road.

An Bord Pleanála’s reasons and considerations this time mention having regard for the form, scale and layout of the development, the location next to lower scale detached dwellings, the loss of privacy for existing residents. and the fact that the proposed layout was planning for expansive parking and access roadways, with limited substandard qualitative functional open space . Their view was that this would give rise to a poor standard of development and would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

Parking on Balally Park

NoParkingRoadSign145pxFor a number of years the residents association have been negotiating with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to get single yellow lines on Balally Park to reduce congestion and dangerous parking. However, this has been unsuccessful based on the council’s policies.

This topic arose at the recent AGM and we would like to share a document that outlines the council’s response which continues to be their view. Also linked is our letter to nearby residents.

DLRCC Parking Response

Parking Letter to Residents

Council Improvements

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You may have noticed that the council performed some work in Balally over the summer. This included repairing damaged driveways and kerbs, adding double-yellow lines to improve traffic flow and increase road safety, as well as cutting down some trees that were blocking street lights or were dangerously close to overhead cables. The tree stumps will be ground at a later stage and we have made a request to add new trees in other areas to compensate for the ones that have been removed.

The residents association are in regular contact with council representatives to ensure that they are aware of improvements that are needed.