PLANNING APPLICATION 12 ERRIGAL ROAD31st July 2017
OBJECTION TO THE PLANNING APPLICATION RELATING TO # 12 ERRIGAL ROAD (CONROY’S) (made by Drimnagh Residents Association)
Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block Floor, Ground Floor,
Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
RE: 12 Errigal Road, Drimnagh, Dublin 12
Observation on a Planning Application, ref number 3301-17
On behalf of Drimnagh Residents Association I wish to make the following observation the above Planning Application:
- Too Many Fast Food outlets – Errigal Rd already has a fast food outlet plus another shop that serves hot & cold take-away during the day. Three such outlets in this small group of shops seem over saturation. In the immediate hinterland there is already an excessive amount of Fast Food Take-away premises. Coupled to this there are already two (2) Off-Licences in this small group of Shops. These shops were designed initially to serve the Community in Drimnagh – an ideal that is fast becoming redundant.
- Parking – Parking is already a serious problem at the shops on Errigal Road and the addition of another Take-away would cause even more serious traffic congestion, especially taken in conjunction with the additional traffic using Drimnagh / Errigal Rd. as a rat-run to avoid Davitt Rd. during Hospital Construction (which will go on for several years) as the site on Davitt Rd. becomes a Builder’s Depot for that construction.
- Litter – This is already a serious problem in the area and will only be exacerbated by the addition of yet another Fast Food Take-away. The Community is trying to fight back and has just established a ‘Tidy Drimnagh’ Committee to combat the problem – an effort that will be under direct attack by the introduction of yet another Take-Away Fast-Food business on its doorstep.
- Shop Front – the plan envisages radical changes to the Shop Front which is unique and is one of the few of its type remaining in Dublin – on this score alone it would be unacceptable to grant Planning to this Planning Application.
Taking all the above into account we would urge refusal to this planning application on the grounds of its unsuitability in the context of (from a physical planning point of view) good community development
Peter Burke, Chairman
PS Appropriate Fee enclosed.