Ursuline Convent SHD An Bord Pleanála, 22 July 2019

Ursuline Convent Housing works have been granted permission 🙁 by An Bord Pleanála with 16 pages of conditions- thanks to all locals who fought the case.

There was a concerted huge effort by residents in Blackrock and surrounds asking for the scaling back of the development- People are not against housing but there have been huge concerns on the traffic which will move through a small avenue with two local schools and onto an even narrower Blackrock Road; there were other concerns as well regarding the visual design and the building heights – it seems to me that housing density is ruling the decision making process – that the ruling is the more apartments and houses the better on a small site.

The upcoming review of the Strategic Housing Development cannot come sooner enough in my opinion. For me I just find the voices and concerns of local people are being lost in the decision-making process.

Ursuline Convent SHD Decision Document, July 2019