An Bord Pleanála

Published (Decided) Referrals

Clare County Council

306111: Creek Lodge & Kilrush Marina, Cappagh Road, Kilrush, Co. Clare (R1953)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the temporary provision and operation of a wake park on Kilrush Marina, Kilrush, Co. Clare, along with the use of the ground floor of Creek Lodge for reception/changing facilities, is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Split decision
  • Date lodged: 10/12/2019; signed: 19/05/2020

Cork City Council

306161: TATA Steel Site at Tivoli, Cork (R546/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Confirmation that the use of an existing industrial site and buildings for a Resource Recovery and Recycling Centre (RRRC) and ancillary storage is not development.
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 12/12/2019; signed: 13/05/2020

305423: Dunnes Stores Douglas Court Shopping Centre, Douglas, Co. Cork (R529/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the uplift of Dunnes Store convenience sales floor area from 2,574 sqm to 3,000 sqm net by extending into the shops ground floor textile stockroom, including associated internal shop works, is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 12/09/2019; signed: 22/01/2020

Cork County Council

306431: Ballyvouskill Electricity Substation, Caherdowney, Co. Cork (D/303/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether or not the construction of 220kV Shunt Reactors and associated equipment within the existing Ballyvouskill 220/110 kV Electricity Substation constitutes exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 16/01/2020; signed: 07/05/2020

Dublin City Council North

306254: 40-41, Stoneybatter, & 1-3 Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (3538/17)

  • Case Type: Other Referral Type - Dispute Point of Detail (S.34(5))
  • Description: Construction of 7 storey/4 storey building, consisting of 23 no. apartments with balconies
  • Decision: Board Decision- see Board Order
  • Date lodged: 20/12/2019; signed: 13/05/2020

305515: 30 Haddon Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. (0365/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether a change of use from a nursing home to use as a homeless accommodation facility is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 26/09/2019; signed: 10/02/2020

304098: 132a Richmond Road, Dublin 3. (0057/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the change of use from furniture manufacturer and storage facility to a commercial self-storage facility is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 01/04/2019; signed: 21/01/2020

Dublin City Council South

RL3894: 23 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (0346/19)

  • Case Type: Referral Section 5
  • Description: Whether the change of use of the fifth floor from offices to Embassy office is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 17/09/2019; signed: 06/02/2020

306122: Ardoyne House, Pembroke Park, Dublin 4 (0489/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the construction of a hard surface area of c.406 sq m of the garden to the side of the side building line of Ardoyne House for the provision of permitted parking spaces is or is not development or is or is not exempted development
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 09/12/2019; signed: 23/04/2020

305802: 6 Florence Terrace, Leeson Park Avenue, Dublin 6 (0315/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether works consisting of demolition and construction are or are not development or are or are not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 29/10/2019; signed: 05/05/2020

305579: 170 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6. (0373/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: PROTECTED STRUCTURE: Whether the replacement of existing ventilation system with new system is or is not development and is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 07/10/2019; signed: 16/01/2020

305518: 19-24, St. Andrew's Street, Dublin 2 (0371/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: PROTECTED STRUCTURE: Whether various modifications to the internal layout is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Appeal withdrawn S.140(1)(a)
  • Date lodged: 27/09/2019; signed: 05/03/2020

305471: 23, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 (0346/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the change of use of the fifth floor from offices to Embassy office is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 17/09/2019; signed: 06/02/2020

303219: 58, Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin 4 (0430/18)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the replacement of a permitted structure at front of restaurant is or is not development and is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 13/12/2018; signed: 26/03/2020

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

305880: Elmfield, Ballyogan/Castle Court Lands (Clay Farm Loop Road) (93/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the erection of a fence across a planned roadway within the planning authority's area is or is not development and is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 08/11/2019; signed: 23/03/2020

Fingal County Council

307168: Heather Cottage, Upper Cliff Road, Howth, Co. Dublin (FS5/013/20)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the replacement of timber posts with concrete posts at the entrance gateway to Heather Cottage is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Invalid- fee S.127(1)(f)
  • Date lodged: 13/05/2020; signed: 13/05/2020

305698: 47 Coolmine Industrial Estate, Porter's Road, Clonsilla, Dublin 15. (FS5W/11/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the erection of a concrete block wall in the centre of the building to subdivide the building into two smaller units is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 18/10/2019; signed: 06/02/2020

305458: Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin (FS5/036/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the three questions posed in the body of the referral in relation to the use by passengers of the airport in excess of 32 million passengers per annum is or is not development or is or is not exempted development at Dublin Airport
  • Decision: Dismissed-nature of appeal/any previous permission S.138(1)(b)
  • Date lodged: 17/09/2019; signed: 28/01/2020

305242: Unit 10 North Park, North Road, J5 M50, Finglas, Dublin 11, D11 R761 (FS5W/13/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether change of use of Unit 10 from a car sales premises for the sale of leasing or display for the sale or leasing of motor vehicles to use for the sale of furniture is or is not development or is or is not exempted development
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 22/08/2019; signed: 27/01/2020

Galway County Council

305371: Gortnamona, Headford, Co. Galway. (ID/CH/ED19/48)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the change of house plans and revised site layout reducing density from 76 units to 70 units previously granted permission is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 05/09/2019; signed: 05/02/2020

Kildare County Council

305008: Kildare Health Centre, Tully Road, Kildare Town County Kildare (ED00723)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the use of a building formerly operating as a General Practice surgery for use as a Methadone Clinic at Kildare Health Centre, Kildare Town County Kildare is or is not development and is or is not exempted development
  • Decision: Is not development
  • Date lodged: 26/07/2019; signed: 27/02/2020

303807: 'The Bungalow', Newtown, Kill County Kildare (ED00702)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether works to an existing turf shed which is located to the rear comprising the physical alteration of its three external walls, the erection of one internal wall and the installation of a garage door and surrounding apron at "The Bungalow", Newtown, Kill, County Kildare is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 27/02/2019; signed: 27/02/2020

303034: Gallowshill, Athy County Kildare (ED682)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Change of Use from a Vehicle Leasing Display Showroom to a shop
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 20/11/2018; signed: 13/05/2020

Limerick City and County Council

306565: Glenduff, Ballaugh, County Limerick. (EC5819)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the removal of the trees along the side of the roadway at Glenduff, Ballaugh, County Limerick is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Invalid- late S.127(1)(g)
  • Date lodged: 30/01/2020; signed: 30/01/2020

305239: Grange, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. (EC2219)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the erection of a 1.2m high boundary wall at Grange, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick is or is not Development or is or is not Exempted Development.
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 22/08/2019; signed: 21/02/2020

Longford County Council

305791: 72 Main Street, Longford, Co Longford (DC19/8)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the use of ground floor of shop for the sale of sandwiches for consumption off the premises provided always that the use is subsidiary to the main retail use, is not development or, in the alternative, is exempted development.
  • Decision: Is not development
  • Date lodged: 29/10/2019; signed: 11/03/2020

Louth County Council

306469: 70 Riverside Drive, Red Barns Rd, Dundalk, Co. Louth (S5 2019/60)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether a dog grooming room at 70 Riverside Drive, Red Barns Rd, Dundalk, Co. Louth is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Invalid- late S.127(1)(g)
  • Date lodged: 21/01/2020; signed: 21/01/2020

305315: Rock Road, Blackrock, Co. Louth. (S5 2019/33)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the construction of a domestic shed in the south-eastern corner of a residential site, having regard to the conditions attached to reg. ref. no: 17/392 (An Bord Pleanála appeal reference number PL 15.249291) is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 02/09/2019; signed: 06/01/2020

304569: South of Ballyoonan, Omeath, Co. Louth. (S5 2019/14)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the culverting of a stream for the purposes of drainage works to agricultural land, the upgrading of internal access by the laying of hardcore to facilitate access to uplands including agricultural lands and forestry to the south is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 30/05/2019; signed: 17/01/2020

Meath County Council

305436: Jarretstown, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. (RAS51941)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether or not the subdivision of the unit into two separate units, whether the use of part of the existing building for use for storage of materials and whether the use of the yard Area 3 for the storage of materials is or is not development or is or is not exempted development at Jarretstown, Dunboyne, Co. Meath.
  • Decision: Split decision
  • Date lodged: 16/09/2019; signed: 22/01/2020

305080: Alverno House, Laytown, Co. Meath (LBS51933)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether a caravan park / mobile home park to the rear of Alverno House is or is not development or is or is not exempted development at Alverno House, Laytown Co. Meath
  • Decision: Is development and is not exempted development
  • Date lodged: 07/08/2019; signed: 26/02/2020

South Dublin County Council

305965: Rathcreedon, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin (ED19/0026)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the importation of toposoil to create a new layer of topsoil (not greater than 250mm) on top of the existing ground is or is not development or is or is not exempted development
  • Decision: Appeal withdrawn S.140(1)(a)
  • Date lodged: 20/11/2019; signed: 07/02/2020

304612: Glencarrig Nursing Home, Glencarrig Court, Firhouse Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 (ED 19/0009)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the change of use of a nursing home to a residential rehabilitation care centre is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 04/06/2019; signed: 02/03/2020

West Cork County Council

304892: Derrinacahara, Dunmanway, Co. Cork (D/15/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the installation of locally sourced rock armour to the south bank of the River Bandon which is located within the lands owned by Declan White and all associated site works is or is not development and is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Appeal withdrawn S.140(1)(a)
  • Date lodged: 11/07/2019; signed: 28/02/2020

Westmeath County Council

305937: KMK Recycling Limited, Moate Road, Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. (S5-18-19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the installation and operation of 2 no. specialised degassing machines for the treatment of 7,000 tonnes of refrigerators and freezers per annum is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Split decision
  • Date lodged: 19/11/2019; signed: 19/05/2020

Wexford County Council

306530: Bayland, Kilbora, Co. Wexford

  • Case Type: Other Referral Type - Dispute Point of Detail (S.34(5))
  • Description: Point of detail regarding financial contribution condition of 20171472 (ABP-300848-18)
  • Decision: Board Decision- see Board Order
  • Date lodged: 29/01/2020; signed: 06/05/2020

Wicklow County Council

304765: No. 2 South Quay, Arklow, Co. Wicklow. (39/19)

  • Case Type: Section 5 - Section 5 Referrals
  • Description: Whether the conversion of an existing retail unit to 2 no. one bedroom apartments is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.
  • Decision: Is development and is exempted development
  • Date lodged: 25/06/2019; signed: 26/02/2020

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