{meta} Agenda for North Central Area Committee on Thursday 1st April, 2021, 11.00 am

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SHD0005/21 - Hartfield Place, Swords, Whitehall, Dublin 9.

Area                                                    Area 5 – North Central
Application Number                         SHD0005/21
Application Type                              Strategic Housing Development
Applicant                                           Eastwise Construction Limited
Location                                             Hartfield Place, Swords Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9

Registration Date                              05-Mar-2021
Additional Information                                
Proposal: Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016

Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Development) Regulations 2017


Additional documents:


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.