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Planning Permission Submitted for Ballyfermot Play Park


The Play Park is a people first design project initiated and led by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF), and co-funded by the Matheson Foundation and Dublin City Council. The project set out to transform the Lawns at Le Fanu Park in Ballyfermot as a new play and skate park. In addition, it aimed to provide a much-needed space for the Ballyfermot Youth Services BMX club to practice with state-of- the-art skate + BMX facilities.

The project commenced in July 2015 with an international design competition to seek the best designs for the park. London-based architecture firm Relational Urbanism; scooped the prize for their brilliant plan, featured below.

The architects from Relational Urbanism have been working closely with the community and with Dublin City Council to prepare final plans for the proposed park. These plans were recently submitted to Dublin City Council to be reviewed for planning permission.

The proposed park will closely resemble the image shown here, with a skate area situated to the rear of the Ballyfermot Sports & Leisure Centre, and a play/ recreational area facing Le Fanu Road.

Anyone can request to see the plans and particulars relating to the new park from Dublin City Council, or can receive a copy of the plans for a small photocopy fee. If interested, you can ring 01- 222 2149, or write to:

Planning and Property Development Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

The last day for requesting to view or purchase plans is Friday 18 November. If you wish to make a submission or an observation about the proposal for planning permission, you can write to:

Executive Manager, Planning and Property Development Department, Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 3, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

NB: The final acceptance for observations is 16:30 hrs, Friday 7 December, 2016. You should include the following details of the proposal in your letter:

Application number: 3886/16. Area: Area 2 – South Central. Application type: Law

You can also log an observation ONLINE via www.dublincity.ie

To do this, you have to register an account, and follow the instructions for logging an observation.

Register your account HERE