Occassional News – 1st November 2019
Applications for the patronage of the new 1,000 pupil Post-Primary closed on 4th October. “White Smoke” announcing the winner will eventually be posted HERE.
While it is planned to open the school in September 2020 no planning application has been submitted as yet.
Meanwhile some temporary classrooms for Primary School pupils have been opened by Educate Together on the site for the temporary 2 storey, 12 classroom school. Click: HERE.
The issue of priority of access to both new schools is a matter of considerable controversy. The catchment area as defined by the Department of Education (Dublin6_Clonskeagh & Dublin_6W) is a narrow segment stretching from Ranelagh to Tymon Park that excludes children living on the West side of Harold’s Cross Road – ie. Greenmount, Parnell Road etc. For the map click: HERE.
2. BusConnects – Revised proposals for all of the Corridors and Routes have been published.
“Bus Gates” are to be erected on Kimmage Road Lower near the KCR Pub and close to McGowan’s at the Park. The really good news is that this means that it will not be necessary to take away any front garden space.
Private cars will be permitted to travel as normal on LKR between the bus gates and around adjoining roads. However they cannot pass through the bus gates and so will divert through the adjoining roads – raising issues of peak-time “rat-runs” etc.
Kimmage Road Lower will have 3 bus routes each with frequencies of 10 to 15 minutes – 18 per hour or every 3 minutes approx. – in each direction. Travelling into town they will travel down Clanbrassil Street, turn left at Patrick Street Corner, go around St Stephen’s Green and off to Charlestown via O’Connell Street, Parnell Square and Dorset Street.
Sundrive / Clareville Roads are part of the “S Orbital” routes. The S2 bus will go from Sean Moore Road to Heuston Station serving Sandymount, Ballsbridge, Ranelagh, Rathmines, Kimmage, Rialto & St James’s Hospital.
The S4 route will go from UCD to Liffey Valley via Bird Ave, Dartry, Terenure Road, KCR, Crumlin, Kylemore Rd and Ballyfermot.
Harold’s Cross Road will have only the 16 bus with a revised route and schedule. It will travel from Tallaght to Parnell Square via Ballyboden, Terenure, Harold’s Cross, Clanbrassil Street, Dame St and O’Connell Street.
3. Active Planning & development issues :
|Reference||Location||Description||Status & Press|
|**NEW **ABP 3056953026/19||Classic Cinema &Dublin Street Parking||91 Apartments in 3 x 5 Storey Blocks Click: HERE & HERE||**NEW **Appealed by HCVCCSee attached documentGranted by DCC26 Sep 2019|
|**NEW **ABP 3057282960/194544/173781/172186/15||**NEW **Saint Clare’s Convent For all the DetailsClick: HERE||Add a 6th storey on 3 blocks 248 Residential UnitsClick: HERE||ABP Strategic Housing Development Application21Oct2019Click: HEREGranted by DCC 2018Click: HERE|
|**NEW **2409/19||Shamrock Villas / Mountainview Avenue||4 Town Houses & 8 ApartmentsClick: HERE||Further Additional Information Submitted16 Oct 2019Click: HERE|
|4729/18||Rosie O’Grady’s & adjacent units||70 ApartmentsClick: HERE & HERE||Granted excluding a 5th floor 18 Sep 2019Click: HERE|
|ABP 3016024729/18||New Primary School at the Stadium||Temporary for 5 years2 storey 12 classroom Primary School||Granted by ABP with revised conditions 12 Nov 2018Click: HERE|
|3513/19||ESB DepotParnell Avenue||55 Units in 2 x 4 storey Blocks Click: HERE||Additional Information Requested 12 Sep 2019Click: HERE|
|ABP 2463142966/10||Mount Argus MillThe Latest: HERE||179 Residential Units Plus 13 units acquired by DCCClick: HERE & HERE||Granted by ABP 246314Click: HERE|
|ABP 2431813792/13||Mount Argus Old Monastery Building||32 unitsClick: HERE||Granted by ABP9 Town Houses refusedClick: HERE & HERE|
|4046/18||Greenmount Motor Company||3 Town Houses & 1 Enterprise UnitClick: HERE||Granted by DCC5 April 2019Click: HERE|
|ABP 3045524735/18||DD O’Brien’s126 Harold’s Cross Road||2 Blocks / 34 ApartmentsClick: HERE||Granted by ABP23 August 2019Click: HERE|
|ABP 3041832154/19||Orphanage beside Centra||7 Apartments & a Retail UnitClick: HERE||Granted by ABP1 August 2019Click: HERE|
|2131/18||Rear of The Stone Boat Pub adjoining Mount Argus Park||9 residential unitsClick: HERE||Granted by DCC12 June 2018Click: HERE|
|3592/19||NCBI Furniture Shop beside the Post Office||61 bed Shared Living Accommodation Click: HERE||Refused by DCC18 September 2019Click: HERE|
|3426/19||Wharton Hall behind Marion’s Daybreak||Retain high roof & change of use Click: HERE||Refused by DCC28 August 2019Click: HERE|
Re-zoning Greenmount: A proposal to alter the DCC Development Plan re-zone Greenmount Industrial Estate – primarily for residential development – is listed on the agenda for the full Council Meeting on Monday. A motion passed by councillors with the original Development Plan stated that no re-zoning will be considered in the absence of a Local Area Plan. See attached.
4. The Playground in Harold’s Cross Park is to be upgraded in early November
5. Festival of Politics : Surrounded by a photographic exhibition of his experiences in Kosovo writer, musical, photographic artist and local resident Eamon Carr reads his poetry and recalls his time on the war front. The event takes place at 3pm on Thursday November 21st in the Tailors’ Hall, Back Lane near Christchurch. Click: HERE
7. Here’s contact details for our Kimmage-Rathmines Councillors:
· Deirdre Conroy (FF) firstname.lastname@example.org / 086 280 5413
· Patrick Costello (GP) email@example.com / 087 943 1494
· Tara Deacy (Soc D) firstname.lastname@example.org / 087 938 9904
· Pat Dunne (I4C) email@example.com / 087 776 4422
· Anne Feeney (FG) firstname.lastname@example.org / 087 295 5256
· Mary Freehill (Lab) email@example.com / 086 812 6378
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