Proposals to build a twenty storey apartment block on the site of the old Foxhunter have been described by Councillor Shane Moynihan as inappropriate and unsuitable for the location. A planning application has been submitted for the site which would include 161 dwellings in 4 apartment blocks. This is, by far, the largest development that has been suggested for this site in the past and would involve building a link road through an existing cul-de-sac through Hermitage Gardens in Lucan. Cllr Moynihan held an online meeting last Tuesday to discuss the proposals and also to provide a history of planning and zoning on the site. Over 100 people attended, including other public representatives.
“I have been inundated by residents since these proposals were submitted. Not only would a twenty-storey tower be totally out of character with this area of Lucan, but it would also involve significant disruption to settled estates including termination of an existing cul-de-sac.” “I will be working with the local residents’ groups in opposing this application and to support them in ensuring that common sense planning is applied in this case.” “I welcome the cross-party support against this planning application, and I will be working with my colleagues to ensure that this site is not zoned as residential as part of next year’s County Development Plan process”
Submissions on the planning application are being received until 18th November and should be sent to South Dublin County Council after paying a €20 fee, quoting the application number SD20A/0259.