Cabra Hills update

12th March, 2015

The following is an update on an important planning application that has been lodged with Dublin City Council. Local planning and development can have a big impact on our community, making it important that you are provided with details of an application seeking to develop the former CIE lands at the rear of homes along Carnlough Road.


The site upon which development is proposed is the former CIE lands, Carnlough Road. The site also includes 2 & 4 Carnlough Road, Dublin 7.



  • Demolition of 2 & 4 Carnlough Road
  • Construction of ten 4 storey development blocks
  • Construction of 387 apartments comprising of:Each apartment in the proposed development will have their own balcony
    • 61 x 1 bed apartments
    • 266 x 2 bed apartments
    • 60 x 3 bed apartments
  • Provision of 679 car-parking spaces and 387 bicycle parking spaces in the basement
  • Provision of a crèche, retail supermarket, security / management space, maintenance store, ESB sub-stations, multiple retail units and other office / commercial facilities.
  • The vehicular entrance to the proposed development will be on the site of 2 & 4 Carnlough Road
  • It is proposed to upgrade the traffic junction between Cabra Road and Carnlough Road
  • Pedestrian access to the proposed development will be on to Fassaugh Avenue
  • Other ancillary works to be provided on site include a pump room, landscaping, play areas, boundary treatment, engineering and site development works.



The planning reference number for this application is 2204/15.



The formal planning application was lodged with the Planning Department of Dublin City Council on February 11th. Local residents and community groups will now have the opportunity to make submissions and observations to the Planning Department detailing their views on the application. The final date upon which observations must be received by Dublin City Council is March 18th. Remember only those who have lodged an observation with the City Council will have the opportunity to appeal the decision, whatever it may be, to An Bord Pleanala. Any observation must be made in writing and sent to the Planning Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 inclusive of the €20 fee.



Details of the planning application are available for viewing in the Planning Department of Dublin City Council. Alternatively, you can access all the relevant information submitted as part of the application on In advance of your submitting an observation, myself and Councillor Ray McAdam can arrange for a meeting between residents and planning officials to discuss the details of the application. If you would like further information on the planning application or wish to meet officials in the Planning Department, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will follow up on that for you.