Rezoning of Goldenbridge

Goldenbridge Industrial Estate, Tyrconnell Road, Dublin 8 has been rezoned from Z6 (employment) to Z10 (Mixed Uses) & Z9 (Open Space).

Variations to the Dublin City Development Plan 2016 – 2022 will be going on public display from Friday 29th November 2019, to the Wednesday January 8th 2020 (inclusive of the Christmas period).

Variation documentation are available to inspect at the Area Offices at Wood Quay and Crumlin.

  • The details of the proposed Variations will also be available to inspect in hard copy at the Civic Offices in Wood Quay
  • Details of the Variations can be accessed online on the Council’s Citizenspace consultation portal: https://consultation.dublincity.ie/planning/proposed-variations-no-8-27
  • Submissions or observations may be made 
    • Online through Citizenspace, by email to avril.feeney@dublincity.ie, or
    • By post to the following address: Ms. Avril Feeney, Administrative Officer, Planning and Property Development Department, Block 4, Floor 3, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.
  • If you require any further information or assistance please contact Emma Gosnell emma.gosnell@dublincity.ie or Patricia Hennessy patricia.hennessy@dublincity.ie.

PROPOSAL From:

  • Zoning Objective Z6 – To provide for the creation and protection of enterprise and facilitate opportunities for employment creation.
  • To: Zoning Objective Z10 – To consolidate and facilitate the development of inner city and inner suburban sites for mixed-uses, with residential the predominant use in suburban locations, and office/retail/residential the predominant uses in inner city areas.
  • To: Zoning Objective Z9 – To preserve, provide and improve recreational amenity and open space and green networks.

SITE LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION

This Z6 land bank measures 4.2959 HA and is located in the inner suburbs within approx. 400m of the Blackhorse Luas Stop. Vehicular and pedestrian access is via Tyrconnell Road. The land bank comprises – Units within Goldenbridge Industrial Estate – 2 no. blocks on Oblete View (mixed use residential and commercial) – Kermoor House. Uses are mixed and include a house of worship, warehousing, food suppliers, training centres, light industry, garages, factory shops, recreational, childcare and commercial.

PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED DRAFT VARIATION

This is an inner suburban location in Inchicore served by Dublin Bus and in close proximity to the Blackhorse Luas stop. The lands characterised by low volume of use with a noticeable level of vacancy amongst existing units. The units in operation serve a certain level of functionality and include uses such as light industry, community, warehousing, residential and offices. Planning history demonstrates an existing pressure on these lands to shift away from historical uses towards office, retail and residential. It is considered appropriate to rezone these lands to a mixed use zoning (with residential the predominant use) to encourage better use of lands.

A strip of Z9 (Open Space) zoning is proposed through these lands where they abut the Camac River. This will ensure that the setting of the Camac is protected and to improve the quality of public open space and allow for an appropriate setback for future development, which will benefit from overlooking a green/blue corridor.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

The Planning Authority has determined that the proposed Variation would not be likely to have significant effects on the environment, taking account of relevant criteria set out in Schedule 2A of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001, as amended, and taking into account observations by the EPA dated 25th November 2019 and Inland Fisheries dated 21st November 2019;

Appropriate Assessment

An Appropriate Assessment Screening was undertaken of the proposed variation of the Dublin City Development Plan, in accordance with the requirements of Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and EU Birds Directive (79/409/EEC). The Stage 1 Screening determines that Appropriate Assessment of the proposed Variation (the draft Land use plan) is not required as the proposal, individually or in combination with other plans or projects, is not likely to have a significant effect on a European Site. On this basis, Dublin City Council as Competent Authority (in compliance with Part XAB of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended), has determined that an Appropriate Assessment of the proposed Variation is not required The observation from Inland Fisheries Ireland dated 21st November 2019 was taken into account.

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