Street level view of proposed new development in Castleknock village
Street level view of proposed new development in Castleknock village

A planning application has been submitted for a 3 storey office development on a site to the rear of Nos 1-3 Castleknock Road, in Castleknock village.

The application is described as a 3 storey office development, though it has an “undercroft” car park which makes the development 3 ½ stories over-ground. The building will overlook Castleknock National School and will be accessed through a laneway beside the dental surgery. The official description of the application on the Fingal website states:

Permission for a proposed office development. The application site is an infill site to the rear of Nos 1-2 Castleknock Road (Protected Structures Ref. 768 + 769), rear of No. 3 Castleknock Road (Parkside House – Protected Structure Ref. 770) and to the rear an side of Village House/Post Office House (Protected Structures Ref. 766 + 767) on Castleknock Road. The lands are located within an Architectural Conservation Area. Permission is being sought for the construction of a 3 storey office development over part basement part undercroft car park with associated ancillary office facilities, utilisation of existing vehicular and pedestrian entrances. landscaping/boundary treatments and all associated engineering and site works necessary to facilitate the development.

Should you wish to submit an objection or observation, the deadline is close of business on the 7th April. These should be sent to the Planning Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Main Street Swords, Co. Dublin. Include your own name and address, and you must use the number for this planning application: FW16A/0026

You can also register online and make your objection/observation through the Fingal website. Remember, there is a €20 fee to make an objection.

If you have the chance, please forward on your objections/observations to me at rodericogorman@gmail.com.

Plan of proposed new development in Castleknock village
Plan of proposed new development in Castleknock village

2 thoughts on “Proposed new office development for Castleknock village

  1. I have only seen your website now and cant believe
    these proposed plans…
    I live nearly opposite this proposal, and the traffic
    is unreal…
    I strongly object to this plan, is this connected to the
    Lidl plan?

    Thank you for your work…

    Jo McBrinn

  2. Hi Jo,
    We aren’t sure if it is directly related to the Lidl development. The land is separate but adjacent to the Lidl site. There is some controversy about the ownership of the land in question for this development.
    The time period for making objections is passed, so we will see if the Council grant permission, reject it or ask for additional information.
    At the planning meeting last week, I raised my concerns about this particular development as regards its visual impact on the village, traffic implications and its height.
    Roderic

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