Part 8- Proposed new Innovation Centre at South Dublin County Council lands adjoining Belgard Square, Cookstown link road.

Closeddate_range1 Oct, 2020, 12:01am - 12 Nov, 2020, 11:59pm

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Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended)


Pursuant to the requirements of the above, South Dublin County Council hereby give notice to construct the following development on SDCC land east of the new link road connecting Fourth Avenue and Belgard Square North, Tallaght, Dublin:

The development will consist of the construction of a new “Innovation Centre” for Tallaght which extends to c 2,980msq in a bespoke standalone building.  The scheme comprises;

  • New four storey structure, which will accommodate;
    • Town hall, reception and café at street level engaging with new Public Square (which forms separate Part 8 application)
    • Three levels of flexible office accommodation- to support start up enterprise.
  • New access road to the north of the site, to include the provision of 11no. new car parking spaces.
  • Associated site works to include secure bicycle parking, an integrated ESB sub station, plant, landscaping, lighting and signage and other support facilities.

The proposal has undergone Appropriate Assessment Screening under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and screening for Environmental Impact Assessment under the EIA Directive 2014/52/EU, and the Planning Authority has concluded that there will be no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and therefore an Environmental Impact Assessment 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.

Persons wishing to inspect drawings of the proposed development should contact the Planning Department by emailing or by phoning (01) 4149000.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy only by appointment at County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 during normal working hours during the period from 1st of October, 2020 to the 29th of October 2020.

Submissions and 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 17:00 by hand/ post and up to 23:59 for online submission on the 12th of November, 2020 and may be submitted either via:

Online Submissions:

Or Post to:          Head of Local Enterprise

Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development

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.

WEBSITE:                                                                   Date of Public Notice: 1st of October, 2020