Last month, An Bord Pleanála took the shocking decision to grant planning permission to Aledo Developments Ltd for almost 1400 units on the Corballis lands. This was despite our solid expert-led objections and has led to widespread outcries across our community.
This application is the second largest of its type, and used a planning instrument usually reserved for large urban centres. It is totally inappropriate and unsustainable for our peninsula, and if developed as proposed, will increase the population of Donabate from its current ca. 10,000 to over 14,000 people.
What is particularly troubling about the grant the Bord made is that is has:
- DISREGARDED the overwhelming weight of expert and public opinion cataloguing many reasons why its scale, size and location are wrong.
- DISREGARDED a painstakingly crafted County Development Plans which would’ve stopped this in its tracks.
- DISREGARDED serious ongoing infrastructural deficits exampled by frequent water and power outages, which are a constant bane in everyone’s lives here.
At a recent public meeting, DPCC received a unanimous endorsement from the community to undertake Judicial Review proceedings against this grant of permission. The legal opinion DPCC obtained here is favourable, particularly as similar have been very successfully challenged elsewhere.
The Community Council needs your help again to undertake the necessary challenges to have this monstrous application struck down. This is no easy task, but is one that we as a community can and must win.
We’re especially conscious of the time of year and the high cost of living. The message we got from you is clear and unambiguous though: this planning decision must be challenged.
The support you gave last year has already gone a very long way towards fighting this and will be central to our challenge. A little support now from everyone at this difficult juncture will go a very long way to making our challenge a success.
Please donate what you can today, and a Happy Christmas from the Donabate Portrane Community Council
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