Part 8 Consultation on Killinarden Park Upgrade and Greenway at Killinarden and Whitestown, Tallaght

Closeddate_range6 May, 2021, 12:01am - 17 Jun, 2021, 5:00pm

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PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (as amended)


Part 8 Proposal

Killinarden Park Upgrade and Greenway in Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given that South Dublin County Council proposes to carry out the following works in the townland of Whitestown and in Killinarden, Tallaght:

  1. Killinarden Park upgrade, total site area approx. 20ha; and
  2. Greenway with landscaped pedestrian/cycle route within Killinarden Park and between Killlinarden Park and Sean Walsh Park, total site area approx. 4.50ha.

The works will comprise:

  • Strategic walk/cycleway with bat sensitive lighting along Whitestown Stream; new and enhanced entrances, including new  road crossings at Killinarden Heights , Whitestown Drive, Whitestown Way and Killinarden Way/Killinarden Estate (with a revised carriageway arrangement); feature areas at primary and secondary accesses; a Primary Oval footpath and walking/exercise circuit 1km in length; existing secondary footpath network retained and resurfaced where required; and a new footbridge crossing the Whitestown Stream within the park.
  • Replacement and new park perimeter walls/railings where required and retention of existing private walls/railings.
  • Linear play trails; seating; two natural play areas; outdoor fitness and calisthenics equipment; a Multi-use Games and Skate Area; upgrade of existing grass sports pitches to include re-levelling where required.
  • Biodiversity and landscape improvements including a community orchard; wildflower meadows; surface water swale; willow; native woodland; informal tree groups; Signature Trees; and retention of existing tree groups and scrub where shown.
  • Installation of CCTV Cameras for monitoring by An Garda Siochána and South Dublin County Council.
  • All ancillary works.

The proposal has undergone Appropriate Assessment Screening under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and screening for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) under the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU. The Planning Authority has made a preliminary examination of the nature, size and location of the proposed development. The authority has concluded that there is no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and a determination has been made that an EIA is not required.

Any person may, within 4-weeks from the date of publication of this notice, apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment.

The plans and particulars of the proposed development are available for inspection online on the Council’s Public Consultation Portal website ( during the period from 6th May 2021 to 17th June 2021.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, persons wishing to inspect printed plans and particulars of the proposed development must make an appointment by emailing or by phoning (01) 4149000. After making an appointment, printed plans and particulars will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 during office hours from 6th May 2021 to 3rd June 2021.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the proposed development will be situated may be made in writing up to 5pm on 17th June 2021 and may be submitted either via:

Online Submissions:


Post to:

A/Senior Executive Officer

Project Delivery Unit, Corporate Performance and Change Management,

South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 YNN5.

NOTE: Please make your submission by one medium only. All submissions should include your name and a contact address. It should be noted that the Freedom of Information Act, 1997-2006 (as amended) applies to all records held by South Dublin County Council. South Dublin County Council’s Personal Data Privacy Statements can be viewed at and all personal data will be retained in line with statutory requirements.


Environment, Water & Climate Change

South Dublin County Council

County Hall


Dublin 24


Date of Public Notice: 6th May 2021