Air-supported sports dome at school refused permission

Air-supported sports dome at school refused permission

PLANS for an air-supported sports dome in Our Lady’s  Secondary School on Templeogue Road in Terenure have been refused, after amassing 21 third-party objections from local residents.

The application for planning permission, which was lodged last July by the Síol Schools Trust, outlined plans for an air supported sports dome with associated fan units, internal lighting, drainage scheme, paths, electrical infrastructure and associated site works.

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The application attracted 21 objections from local residents, who cited concerns about a number of potential issues as the reason for their objections.

These issues include a lack of available car parking to facilitate an increase in visitors to the area, traffic concerns, the potential for light and noise pollution and the impact on the visual amenity of the area.

Concerns were also raised in relation to the commercial management of the proposed dome.

However, eight third-party submissions were lodged in support of the proposed development, with Templeogue Synge Street GAA, Dublin Futsol, Templeogue Basketball Club and some local parents voicing their support for the potential health benefits the sports dome may have provided.

South Dublin County Council refused permission for the development last month on a number of grounds.

These grounds include the impact of the sports dome on visual and residential amenity, the impact of light pollution, noise pollution from the dome’s air fans, road and traffic issues and the proposed opening hours of the sports dome.

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