SHD0005/21 - Hartfield Place, Swords, Whitehall, Dublin 9.
Area 5 – North Central
Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Development) Regulations 2017
North Central Area Committee Meeting.
Thursday, 1st April 2021 at 11am (via Zoom)
Presentation by Natalie de Roiste, Executive Planner, on planning application SHD0005/21 (ABP-309608-21) for construction of 475 no. apartments, crèche and associated site works. at Hartfield Place' Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions no members were physically present at the meeting but were given remote access to meeting via Zoom.
Members Participating in Meeting:
Cllr Donna Cooney (Chairperson)
Cllr Racheal Batten
Cllr Patricia Roe
Cllr Mícheál Mac Donncha
Cllr Alison Gilliland
Cllr Deirdre Heney
Cllr Catherine Stocker
Cllr Naoise Ó Muirí
Cllr Larry O’Toole
Cllr Damian O’Farrell
Cllr Jane Horgan Jones
Cllr Declan Flanagan
Due to COVID-19 restrictions no members were physically present at the meeting but were given remote access to meeting via the Dublin City Council livestream webcast. Members were requested to submit any questions they might have by email in advance of the meeting, and there was also a facility to ask questions at the meeting by emailing and texting.
Members recommended that the application be rejected unless there were serious alterations to the proposed development. Members were particularly concerned about the sustainability of the proposed development, its impact on traffic congestion in the area and the lack of community facilities and school places in the area. There were also concerns expressed about open space provision, density and mix of bedroom types and tenure. They also recommended that the Part V dwellingsbe dispersed throughout and if this was not possible that they be allocated to Block B which had green space directly outside.