Two Strategic Housing Development applications have been made to An Bord Pleanála (Clongriffin SHD 1 and Clongriffin SHD 2). They say they will be accompanied by an application to Dublin City Council for a more mixed use development. The applications represent a completely unacceptable abandonment of the original plan for a high-density mixed use development, remaining high density but being almost entirely residential. The Howth/ Malahide Area Cttee. today agreed to my proposal to make the following submission to these applications:
1. The applications for almost exclusively residential development are contrary to the long-established goal of a mixed-use development at Clongriffin with significant employment uses. We strongly support the original plan of a mixed-use quarter.
2. The very low levels of community facilities proposed are not in keeping with the development of a sustainable community and the needs of current and future residents.
3. The reservation of a school site for Clongriffin should be respected.
4. The proposed towers should not be included due to their negative impact on views from and across the Baldoyle – Portmarnock Green Belt and public parkland protected in the Fingal County Development Plan.
The submission from Clongriffin Community Association goes into considerable detail on these applications, demonstrating how they go directly against the original vision for the area.
Update: the permissions were granted contravening the City Development Plan and Local Area Plan despite the submissions received.