Local TD for Dublin Mid-West John Curran has welcomed the recent decision by South Dublin County Council to refuse planning permission for additional units at the Old ESSO Site, Monastery Road, Clondalkin. Commenting on the recent decision Deputy Curran said; “Planning permission had previously been granted for a development on this site of 22 apartments in a four-storey high development. However the new proposal would have increase the number of units to 26 and the development to a 5 storey high building if planning permission had been granted by the Council.
Works have already commenced on the site so many people had to be notified that a new planning application had been sought. It came to my attention that a new planning application had been lodged when local resident’s in the area of Monastery Road came to me with their concerns that the development will be too high at this site. In my own submission some of the concerns I raised included the high density of the new proposals being out of character with the area, the proximity of this development to existing residents in the area and the lack of parking spaces being allocated to a project this scale,” concluded Deputy Curran.