Planning application at Holy Cross College site

Fri, Jul 16, 2021

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An application has been made for 1,614 units at the Holy Cross College site off Clonliffe Road. Please see below for some details on the application and how to register for a public meeting on the development. The application was made on the 16th July and assuming it is valid, An Bord Pleanála have informed me that the deadline for observations is the 19th August.

Planning application at Holy Cross College site


My submission can be found here

If you are not making your own submission and wish to co-sign my submission you can do so by filling out this form

Queries and Public Meeting

I hosted a online meeting at 8pm on Monday August 9th to discuss the application, hear any observations from people in the area and outline the process for sending an observation to An Bord Pleanála. The presentation from that meeting is attached below.

If you can’t make the meeting or if you have any queries in relation to this development please don’t hesitate to get in touch on or (01) 618 3172

If you are making an observation yourself you can refer to my a guide on making an observation on a planning application

An Bord Pleanála application

A site notice has been erected (14th July) and the development’s website is now live. The application was made to An Bord Pleanála on the 16th July. There is a five week period from the application date during which any observations need to be submitted to An Bord Pleanála. Deadline for observations is the 19th of August.

The case reference number is 310860.

Rental only

This is a Build to Rent apartment scheme i.e. no apartments will be sold from the development save for the 160 units sold to Dublin City Council under Part V legislation.


12 residential buildings

Public amenity buildings

A crèche (627 sq.m), one retail unit (329 sq.m ), café (273 sq.m)

Social Housing

Under Part V legislation Dublin City Council has indicated its preferred option is to acquire units on site. 160 units in total which is all of Blocks A2 and A3.

(I appreciate that those total to 161 units but that is what is in the plan)

The estimated cost Dublin City Council will pay for those units is over €61m.


508 car parking spaces and 2,507 bicycle spaces

Full plans

Full plans for the development can be found at the Holy Cross College SHD Application website:

The developer has also produced a simplified overview of the application.