Despite strong and well argued objections from many residents and residents associations about the scale and configuration of the proposed large residential development adjacent to Scholarstown Road, South Dublin County Council have granted it planning permission.
While there is no objection in principle, the Rathfarnham Area Residents Associations* (RARA) have lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanala against the granting of permission for the proposed development in its current guise on the grounds that
- It will impact on the character of Scholarstown Road by an increase in traffic.
- The proposed location of the four storey apartment blocks is too close to the existing Woodfield estate.
- The loss of trees and hedgerows is excessive.
- There is a need to address the phasing of the development.
- There is a need to ensure a high quality of public open space in the development.
- There is a need to avoid too many small apartment units.
You can view the An Bord Pleanala case by clicking on this link.
You can view the RARA appeal document by clicking on this link.
*The Rathfarnham Area Residents Associations is made up of the Glendoher & District Residents Association, the Boden Park Park Residents Association, the Templeroan Residents Association, the Stocking Wood Residents Association, the Scholarstown Road/Stocking Lane Residents Association, the Moyville Residents Association, the Palmer Park/Pearse Brothers Park Residents Association, the Brookwood Residents Association, the Woodfield Residents Association, the Whitecliff Residents Association, and the Willbrook & Willbrook Downs Residents Association.
An Bord Pleanala have ruled in favour of the development going ahead.