RW (Retail Warehouse) Zoning at Fonthill Retail Park, the Avoca Outlet Rathcoole & Foxhunter Pub Site

Uimhir Thagarta Uathúil: 
SD-C195-65
Údar: 
Daragh Cagney
Stádas: 
Submitted
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Údar: 
Daragh Cagney

Litir Chumhdaigh

We are the owners of a retail property located at Fonthill Retail Park located next to Liffey Valley.

In the 2016 Development Plan the zoning on 4 sites including Fonthill Retail Park and the Avoca Outlet at Rathcoole were changed to Retail Warehouse. Under this zoning many of the already permitted and existing uses at this Retail Park and all of the Avoca site were now not acceptable. This RW zoning is proposed to remain for the 2022- 2028 Development Plan and we believe, as previously stated, it requires further scope to be relevant and practical.

Precedent had long been established for convenience retail / neighbourhood shop at these 2 sites by virtue of the granting of planning for these retail operators Aldi, Lidl, Avoca, Eurasia Supermarket, Polonez, Smyths Toys and Elverys Sports Clothing shop.

Observations

Chapter 13: Implementation and Monitoring

We are asking that the Council include 'Shop Neighbourhood' as Open for Consideration under the RW land use Objective.  This will give the planners the scope to assess and evaluate each application at these locations on their merit and suitability in a developing environment.  It has been the case that retail has evolved hugely in the last few years and Covid has actually highlighted the importance of these types of retail offering where there is the space to social distance and each unit has their own dedicated entrance. 

More than ever 'bricks and mortar', store based retailing needs the encouragement and support of the Council to combat the wave of internet/mail order type shopping that has become the 'norm' and preferred way to shop for many during the recent lockdowns.

The inclusion of this use class as being Open for Consideration merely acknowledges that retail is a flexible and an ever evolving business and facilitates the planning authority considering all applications in the context of the built environment, user mix, and allowing the potential to support complimentary uses at the retail location where appropriate.

It is worth note that the REGEN zoning, under this draft 2022-2028 plan, includes both Retail Warehouse and Shop Neighbourhood as Open for Consideration acknowledging that these uses are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

What we are seeking here is a minimal change to the RW matrix that is in keeping with the established development pattern at the Fonthill and Avoca sites and cognisant of the precedent already established by previous planning grants.

 

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Uimhir Thagarta Uathúil: 
SD-C195-65
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Submitted
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