Strategic Housing Development for Rathcoole Opposite Peyton Estate

Strategic Housing Development for Rathcoole Opposite Peyton estate


A notice was placed on lands opposite Peyton Estate, dated the 16th July  Virtus project managers indicating the intention of Romeville ltd. (A Stanley company) to make a submission to an Board Planeala directly to allow their previous proposed proposal for housing opposite Peyton to proceed, bypassing SDCC planning dept. this time. They can do this under the  new planning rules for large strategic Housing Development  proposals for over 100 houses. In this case they are proposing a mixed development of 204 houses on a slightly different plan to those that were submitted to SDCC before and later withdrawn after local objections. Also included in the development is the proposal to revise the roundabout on Stoney lane and widening Mulally’s lane to full size 2 lane road to provide access to the SDCC lands (the woodlands), this will allow the Council to proceed with their stated objective of building 250 social and affordable homes in Rathcoole on SDCC land as shown in the drawing  of page 10 of the Ecological impact statement. So overall  454 houses will be linked to Stoney lane. This this will mean that over additional 600 cars trying to get down Stoney lane and out of Rathcoole in the morning, as well as making it more difficult for residents of Greenogue drive to exit their road. We all agree we need housing but not in this ad hoc piecemeal way without proper infrastructure, and destroy the woodlands  in the process which we all agree is a fantastic green space for all residents young and old to enjoy.

The  the process for SHD objections/submissions  is different to than of a normal  planning application  they need to be sent to an Bord Pleanala directly  by post or left into their offices at top of Marlborough Street number 64  just off O’Connell street across the road from DIT college of catering.

We have attached guide documents  and key drawing and information from the Romeville submission in that regard but below is key section re how to object and note the grounds on which you can object are much narrower.


A member of the public can make a submission or observation to An Bord Pleanála in relation to a SHD application. Such a submission or observations must be made within 5 weeks of the date of receipt by An Bord Pleanála of the application. 


The fee for the making of a submission or observations is €20. If the submission or observations is made after the expiry of the 5-week period, or is not accompanied by the appropriate fee, it cannot be considered and will be returned along with the fee.  All valid submissions and observations received by An Bord Pleanála will be acknowledged in writing shortly after receipt. 


Any person may make a submission or observations on the SHD application to An Bord Pleanála relating to the implications of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area, and the likely effects on the environment or the likely effects on a European site, as the case may be, of the proposed development.


As indicated in article 302 of the Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Development) Regulations 2017, the submission or observations must contain the name of the person or body making the submission or observations and, if applicable, the name of the person acting on behalf of that person or body. An address must also be provided to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent. The subject matter, reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observations is based should be clearly laid out. 


Full information on the Romeville submission can be viewed on their web site