IMPORTANT:Update on Planning St. Paul's/St Anne's

27 Sep 2017

Statements from 1. CRA and 2. I Love St Anne's Group Below

1. Statement from CRA

Please read the following piece from the ‘I love St. Annes’ Group

All the planning documents are now available on – Planning ref. 3777/17 but observations must be lodged by October 9th.

It is important to note that this application is only part of the overall plans for the site. The housing element, which we understand will consist of 104 houses and 432 apartments, considerably more than the previous application, will go through An Bord Pleanala. This is currently at pre-planning stage with the Board.

We are providing a link to the ‘I Love St. Anne’s’ Website and Facebook and encourage everyone who is concerned about this development to follow this link.

The important message is that if you are concerned about the overall development you will need to lodge an observation regarding this current one by the above date October 9th.

2. Update from I Love St Anne's

Marlet Property Group, otherwise known as Crekav or New Generation Homes, is once again pushing ahead with plans for a large-scale residential development on the St Paul’s playing fields in St. Anne’s.

 This time, they have split the application into two parts.  

Part one is an application for a sports hall and two all-weather pitches, which are to replace the existing grass pitches to the rear of the school.  The documents relating to this application are currently available from the planning department at Dublin City Council, using the Planning Reference 3777/17.  

It is very important that anyone who is concerned about the development on the St. Paul’s pitches take the time to review the planning documents for the sports hall and all weathers as they are inextricably linked to the residential element of the application.  The decision taken by the planning authority on 3777/17 will ultimately influence the decision process for the residential development.  The last date for submission of observations on the sports hall application is October 9th.  

Part two will cover the residential element of this plan. 

We have not seen the residential application but we are assuming that the builder will choose to submit it directly to An Bord Pleanála under the new Strategic Housing Development plan which aims to fast track large scale residential developments in the city.

However, we will not know the proposed scale of the development until the planning application has been lodged. We understand that the builder has begun the pre-planning consultation process with Dublin City Council and An Bord Pleanála.  When this process is complete, the builder will submit a planning application and place a site notice at the site.  This application will be decided upon within a mandatory 16 week time period, including the public consultation period. It is important to note that, according to information on An Bord Pleanála’s website, the cost per submission/objection under the Strategic Housing Development plan will be €20 per submission. There is usually a much higher fee for submissions to ABP.