Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016
Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Development) Regulation 2017
Notice of Strategic Housing Development
Application to An Bord Pleanála
University College Dublin intends to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development at this site University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 (main site generally bounded by UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business and UCD Sutherland School of Law to the north, Merville Student Residence to the east, Ashfield Student Residence & Belgrove Student Residence to the west, extending to Foster’s Avenue to the east and including Roebuck Castle (Protected Structure), Crannog Lodge and Glebe Lodge (Protected Structure) to the south, together with two separate land parcels located to the south-west of Belgrove Student Residence and to the north-east of Merville Student Residence).
The development will consist of a Student Accommodation development with an overall gross floor area (GFA) of approximately 98,275sqm (over a partial basement of 21,437sqm) providing a total of 3,006 no. residential bedspaces (as a mix of apartments, halls of residence and studios) and including complementary supporting accommodation and retail and retail services space.
A 10 year permission is being sought.
The proposed development consists of:
All blocks include ancillary Student Accommodation facilities including lounge areas; study rooms; laundry facilities.
The application contains a statement setting out how the proposal will be consistent with the objectives of the relevant Development Plan.
An Environmental Impact Assessment Report has been prepared in respect of the proposed development.
The application, together with an Environmental Impact Assessment Report, may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during public opening hours at the offices of An Bord Pleanála and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. The application may also be inspected online at the following website set up by the applicant: www.ucdplanning.ie
Any person may, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by An Bord Pleanála of the application and on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 (except for certain prescribed bodies), make a submission or observation in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, relating to the implications of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area or areas concerned and the likely effects on the environment or the likely effects on a European site, as the case may be, of the proposed development, if carried out. Submissions or observations duly made will be considered by An Bord Pleanála in making a decision on the application. Such submissions or observations must also include the following information:
(a) The name of the person, authority or body making the submission or observations, the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent,
(b) The subject matter of the submission or observations, and
(c) The reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observations is or are based.
An Bord Pleanála may grant permission for the strategic housing development as proposed, or may grant permission subject to such modifications as it specifies in its decision, or may grant permission in part only, with or without any other modifications it may specify in its decision, or may refuse to grant permission for the proposed development. An Bord Pleanála may attach to a grant of permission such conditions as it considers appropriate.
Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to the Strategic Housing Development Section of An Bord Pleanála (Tel. 01-8588100).
A person may question the validity of a decision of An Bord Pleanála by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with sections 50 and 50A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000), as amended.
Practical information on the review mechanism can be found in the Judicial Review Notice on the An Bord Pleanála’s website: www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizens Information Service website: www.citizensinformation.ie