Proposed Development: Sports Centre Building (including Swimming Pools and Sports hall) and Ancillary Amenities at the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, Ballyogan Road, Dublin 18. PC/COM/01/24

In accordance with Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended), Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council hereby gives notice of a proposal to construct as follows:-

Sports Building to include Swimming Pools (25m and Learner Pool), Sports Hall, Gym, Studios, upgrades to 3 existing Grass Pitches, new small All-Weather Area, covered outdoor Changing Area, Children’s Playgrounds, Teen Area, Skate Park, Bike Hub, Civic Space, Extension of existing Car Park, Drop-off parking areas, Peripheral Pathways with incidental activities, Viewing areas, Site drainage, Landscaped areas enhancing site biodiversity.

In accordance with S.I. 476, 2011, Section 250, Planning and Development (Amendment) (No.3) Regulations, 2011 and S.I. 296, 2018 European Union (Planning and Development) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2018, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has carried out screenings and has determined the following:

  • An Appropriate Assessment is not required
  • There is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment so therefore the preliminary assessment has concluded that an Environmental Impact Assessment Report is not required.

Any person may, within 4 weeks from the date of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for an EIA screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

Plans and particulars of the proposals are available for inspection from Monday 11 March 2024 up to and including Tuesday 9 April 2024, during normal working hoursMonday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays at:

  • Planning Department, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, between the hours 10.00 a.m. to  4.00 p.m.
  • Council Offices, Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum, between the hours 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
  • Samuel Beckett Community Facility at reception (first floor) between the hours 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
  • on ‘DLR Consultation Hub’ Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – Citizen Spaceor via the Council’s website

Council staff will be in attendance at the Samuel Beckett Community Facility to explain the scheme on Thursday 14 March 2024 between the hours of 2.30 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. and on the evening of Tuesday 26 March between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, and dealing with the proper planning and development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing on or before 5 p.m.Tuesday 23 April 2024 as follows:

(a) in writing to Senior Executive Officer, Community, Cutural Services and Parks Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. A96 K6C9

(b) DLR consultations on the Council’s website at www.dlrcoco.ieor Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – Citizen Space

(c) by email to

Submissions and Observations should be clearly marked “Proposed Development: Sports Centre Building at the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus

All comments, including names of those making comments, submitted to the Council regarding this scheme will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at a meeting of the elected members. Accordingly, they will also be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain.

11 March 2024

Mary Ruane,

Senior Executive Officer,

Community, Cultural Services and Parks Department,

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council,

County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire,

Co. Dublin.

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