Monthly Archive for April, 2015

Decision not to allow access road onto Roselawn Glade is welcome

I’m pleased to see the request by Fingal County Council planners to the Roselawn Health Centre to drop plans to create an access and exit route onto Roselawn Glade. The position of the Council was set out in a request for additional information from the Roselawn Heath Centre, following on from its initial planning application.

In March, the Roselawn Health Centre has submitted a planning application for a significant redesign of its buildings. While this is welcome, the plans submitted to Fingal County Council would have allowed for an access and exit route from the Centre onto Roselawn Glade. Currently, the access and exit routes are on the main Roselawn Road.

Residents of Roselawn Glade and Crescent were extremely worried about the proposal, as it would create an entrance on a road with poor visibility and significant parking generated by school drop off and pick up each day at the nearby St Francis Xavier National School. At a recent meeting of the Fingal local area committee, I made these points to the Fingal planners, and asked that in giving permission for the redesign of the building, they omit this new entrance.

I’m delighted to see that the Fingal planners have written to the Health Centre, looking for new plans to be submitted with no entrance or exit onto Roselawn Glade. This will ensure that the redesign of the medical centre can go ahead, but that a dangerous traffic situation for local residents and children attending St Francis Xavier will be avoided.

I’m holding a public meeting on the new Development Plan – 21st April


Work is beginning on drafting the new Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023. The Development Plan sets out the type of building activity that can take place in every part of Fingal, through the zoning of land. It also sets out a wide range of social and economic policy objectives for the Council to achieve in a range of areas. Voting on the contents of the Development Plan is one of the most significant roles that elected councillors have.


The participation of the public in this process is really important. The first of two opportunities for public submissions is taking place at the moment, with a deadline of 15th May. You can make submissions by writing to Director of Planning & Strategic Infrastructure, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street, Swords, Co. Dublin or online at Feel free to forward on your submission to me.


I will be hosting a public meeting, entitled ‘How to Influence the Fingal Development Plan’, on Tuesday 21st April, 7:00pm at St. Patricks National School, Diswellstown.


The meeting will set out how the development plan process works and how Dublin 15 residents can really input into it. I’ll also be looking for people’s views on what they would like to see within the Development Plan.


I hope to see you on the 21st.