COMMUNIITY GROUP NEWSLETTER
Drimnagh Residents Community Group are delighted to announce they have joined forces with Tidy Drimnagh, Culture Club, Drimnagh Residents Association, St John Bosco Youth Centre, Good Counsel GAA Club and other individual volunteers within the community and have developed The Dynamic Drimnagh Plan 2030. This is a comprehensive plan that identifies the future infrastructure required for Drimnagh over the next ten years or more.
Like our neighbouring communities, the landscape of Drimnagh is vastly changing. We already have seen developments appearing along Longmile Road, Drimnagh Road and Davitt Road; over the next few years we will see further developments appearing around the perimeter of Drimnagh. Whilst we welcome additional housing units for the area; we have concerns about the vast build of high-rise apartments appearing around the outskirts of Drimnagh that will leave us diminished amongst a concrete jungle with little or no infrastructure to deal with the expansion of our area.
The Dynamic Drimnagh Steering Group are establishing governance of what will be the Dynamic Drimnagh Forum. The delivery of this plan is dependent upon connecting organisations within our community to create a cohesive community with appropriate focused planning, education, comprehensive health and wellbeing programmes linking in with healthcare providers and other community groups; and to tackle the environmental challenges facing our community, green spaces and waterways. Over the next few weeks, Drimnagh Residents Community Group will liaise with community volunteers about this initiative.
The NTA (National Transport Authority) has started pre-planning consultation for Bus Connects Core Bus Corridors with An Bord Pleanala. They will apply for planning permission in July 2021.
Homes Under Construction
LONGMILE ROAD – AHD (Respond)
The scheme consists of 138 units of 51 x 1 bed, 80 x 2 bed and 7 x 3 bed units that is due to be completed by early 2022.
OLD DULUX FACTORY SITE, DAVITT ROAD – BM Durkan Ltd
A Build to Rent Development of 265 Apartments by BM Durkan Ltd. Proposed completion of Q4 of 2021 has been delayed due to the current global pandemic. The scheme consists of two 7 storey blocks facing north onto Davitt Road, with two graduating blocks of 4 to 6 storeys backing onto Galtymore Road. In the interim period, BM Durkan Ltd applied to Dublin City Council Planning to alter some of the original plans, previously granted by An Bord Pleannala SHD (Strategic Housing Development) Scheme. Dublin City Council granted some of application and sought further information on other details. BM Durkan Ltd appealed the DCC decision to An Bord Pleannala but subsequently withdrew this. In late December 2020 BM Durkan Ltd applied to An Bord Pleannala seeking alterations to the original SHD application. This application is awaiting decision.
RECENT PLANNING APPLICATIONS
MILLER’S HEIDELBERG SITE, DAVITT ROAD – Heidelberg Davitt Ltd.
A very recent application has been submitted to An Bord Pleannala SHD Office by Heidelberg Davitt Ltd for a 9 storey building of 188 Built to Rent apartments with basement parking, retail and commercial units. The facility will offer a concierge service and resident support facilities at 8th floor level. The build-to-rent apartments comprises of 20 no. studios, 79 no. 1 beds and 89no. 2 beds; The development includes ancillary resident support facilities, services and amenities with reception / lobby, concierge, coffee dock, gym and communal areas at ground floor level and a laundry room and residential store at basement level. Public realm improvements are proposed along the Davitt Road frontage, including 1 no. pull-in / drop-off parking space, and enlargement of the existing footpath. The proposal includes communal open space areas within a courtyard at surface level and roof terrace areas at third, sixth and seventh floor level backing onto the rear of residential properties along Galtymore Road.
The basement level contains 58 no. car parking spaces and 4 no. motorcycle spaces along with plant rooms, a laundry room, a residents’ storage room and bin storage area. The development contains 386 no. bicycle parking spaces, 280 no. of which are secure and sheltered for residents at basement level. At surface level, there are 3 no. secure and sheltered parking spaces for staff of the commercial office, 87 no. bicycle parking spaces for visitors to the apartment and patrons of the commercial use (at least 50% of which shall be sheltered), 10 no. On-street cycle parking for visitors to the apartments and patrons of the commercial use, and 6 no. sheltered cargo bike space, being provided.
The proposal includes a vehicular entrance to the basement from Davitt Road, foul and surface water drainage, hard and soft landscaping, and improvements to the public realm, an ESB sub-station, bin stores, and all ancillary site development works necessary to facilitate the development.
For further information check out https://www.davittbtrshd.com/
Dublin City Council proposed developments in Drimnagh
Dublin City Council Teabrook Limited intends to apply for planning permission to build for a development at 47 to 53 Keeper Road, Drimnagh extending to the laneway at the rear of these properties. The development will consist of the construction of 5 to 6 storey mixed use development including 53 apartments, 26 x 1 bed and 27 x 2 bed, all with private balconies, a provision of a crèche with courtyard play area, retail unit and 15 car parking spaces at basement level to be accessed via the laneway to the east of the site. Cycle parking spaces, landscaped open space/roof gardens, bin store and ESB substation with ancillary area. The planning application can be inspected at Dublin City Council Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Woodquay, Dublin 8 between 9.000 am to 4.00 pm. Submissions and observations may be made with a €20 fee to the relevant authority.
Ard Scoil Eanna, Rafter’s Road/Drimnagh Road
Dublin City Council have applied for planning permission to demolish the buildings at Ard Scoil Eanna. The existing school building has a preservation order and will remain, as will the perimeter walls. The development is proposed for a use of social housing and mixed retail and is still under discussion.
Covid Mobility Measures in Drimnagh
Mobility Measures have been put in place at Drimnagh Castle School and recently at Mourne Road School. Dedicated Mobility Measure are being implemented across Dublin. These include.
- Footpath widening
- Safety Measures at schools
- Increasing queuing space at bus stops
- Pedestrian areas
- Protected and contra flow cycle lanes
- Cycle parking facilities
- Outdoor seating areas
- Journey planning