Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, in its role as Planning Authority, has made three applications to An Bord Pleanála to amend the Cherrywood SDZ Planning Scheme 2014, a summary of which is set out below:
Following on from its application on 12th January 2017 to An Bord Pleanála to amend the Cherrywood Planning Scheme, a decision to approve Amendments 1 – 4 was issued by the Board to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in June 2017 under Section 17(A) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended). These amendments arose from the introduction in December 2015 of the “Sustainable Urban Housing: Design Standards for New Apartments Guidelines for Planning Authorities”. The application of the policy standards in these Guidelines resulted in inconsistencies within the approved Planning Scheme which required clarification and amendment.
This application included Amendment No. 5 which related to retail sequencing, which was subsequently withdrawn from the statutory process.
The detail of this approved Amendment 1 – 4 may be accessed by clicking here or under the Related Documents on this page. A second application was made in July 2018 by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to An Bord Pleanála to amend the Planning Scheme in relation to Chapter 7: Sequencing and Phasing of Development. The purpose of the Amendment is to accelerate the delivery of housing acknowledging the large scale of infrastructure of roads and public parks delivered to date in opening up lands for development . The detail of this approved Amendment may be accessed by clicking here or under the Related Documents on this page. The third application was made in October 2019 to amend the Scheme in relation to Residential Car Parking Standards (Section 4.2.10 of the Approved Planning Scheme 2018).
The purpose of the proposed amendment is to update the Cherrywood SDZ Planning Scheme so as to align with Government Policy on housing and in particular to take cognisance of the updated ministerial guidance on car parking provision for apartment development as set out in the “Sustainable Urban Housing: Design Standards for New Apartments, Guidelines for Planning Authorities (March 2018)” as published by the Department of the Housing Planning and Local Government (DHPLG).
The detail of this approved Amendment may be accessed by clicking here or under the Related Documents under this page. The Cherrywood Planning Scheme 2014 document, as amended in 2018, will be updated to incorporate the approved amendments for residential car parking and a revised document will be made available shortly both on the web and in hard copy format. However, in the interim, the Scheme should be read in conjunction with the Final Text document, which can be accessed through the link above.