Football clubhouse gets green light despite residents objections

PERMISSION has been granted to Tallaght Town AFC for the development of a new clubhouse and a car park extension in Carolan Park on Ballymana Lane in Kiltipper, despite the application attracting nine third-party objections.

Provisions for the relocation of the car park entrance, a perimeter security fence and a septic tank, including all associated landscaping and ground works are included in the application.

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Nine third party submissions were lodged by local residents, objecting to the proposed development.

Objections were lodged on a number of grounds, including concerns about traffic and coaches going through Ballymana Lane, the potential for flooding, and one submission states that trying to get the work vehicles up Ballymana Lane in order to carry out the building work for the proposed development would lead to a “logistical nightmare”.

Other concerns which were raised in the third party submissions include the potential for anti-social behaviour, littering, security issues and concerns about pedestrians using the laneway, which has no footpath or street lighting, to access the club.

South Dublin County Council granted permission for the development on September 26, with a number of conditions.

These conditions include the submission of fully detailed and revised plans providing for drainage requirements, the omission of gate piers, gates and palisade fencing to the northern boundary of the site, and the submission of revised plans which will address “a conflict between sightlines and vegetation” at the entrance to the development.

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