An Post investment in East Wall

29th October, 2015

An Post lodging planning application to redevelop East Wall McGinley site


An application for planning permission has been lodged with Dublin City Council by An Post for the construction of a new sorting office on the former McGinley site on Ravensdale Road.


I previously indicated to residents that An Post had acquired the site and were planning to develop it as a publicly accessible sorting office. That application has now been lodged and the public consultation phase of the application process is underway. Local residents and interested parties have until November 23rd next to lodge a submission with the Planning Department of the City Council.


The main details of the application include:

  • Demolition of all existing structures on site including a warehouse occupying the East Road frontage, former commercial buildings fronting Ravensdale Road and other ruins and yards associated with the established use as a building merchants yard;
  • Construction of a mail delivery services unit accommodated within a 1-2 storey portal frame with sorting plant and loading bays at ground floor with main vehicular access off East Road and administrative offices, public reception area, staff facilities and ancillary accommodation located in the 2-storey elevation building element on Ravensdale Road;
  • Main vehicular entrance from East Road via a gated entrance with security building and electricity and sub-station in line with the site boundary wall;
  • Public customer post collection entrance on Ravensdale Road with associated vehicular and pedestrian entrance car and bicycle parking, and boundary railings;
  • Internal access roadway with boundary side walls and green-roof covered car parking area;
  • Acoustic screens inside the south, west, east and part northern boundaries;
  • Canopied and screened HGV loading dock to the rear of the delivery services building;
  • All associated operational and visitor van/car parking, bicycle parking, site works, landscaping, boundary treatments and signs.


The Planning reference number is 3851/15 and full details of the application are available online at


Should you wish to submit an objection, please submit your objection in writing to the Planning Department, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 2, inclusive of the €20 fee before November 23rd 2015. Councillor Ray McAdam and I can also arrange for a briefing for local residents with officials in the Planning Department of the City Council to outline the particulars of this planning application. If you would be interested in attending such a briefing, please let either myself or Ray know.