Clondalkin residents lodge objections over nursing home plans
By Maurice Garvey
A NUMBER of objections have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála over proposals for a nursing home in Clondalkin.
GN Lexington Property Ltd are seeking to build a 92-bed nursing home at Lexington House on Monastery Road, and received planning permission from South Dublin County Council in June.
Among the resident groups who appealed to the council during the initial process, and who have subsequently appealed that decision to ABP, are Monastery Walk/Park and Friars Walk.
The main concerns raised by residents are the scale and height of the proposed development, and “inadequate” car parking spaces contained within the plans.
Monastery Estate Residents Association say residents welcome the nursing home in principle, but that revised changes in the application and additional information provided by the applicant, has not materially changed the scale and height of the proposed development.
They cited a previous planning application in 2004 for 37 apartments by the Lexington Partnership, which was rejected by ABP on appeal.
Residents fear privacy will be impacted by the proposed three storey construction, and feel there is currently insufficient spaces to cater for parking for staff and visitors.
A submission by Friars Walk said the current situation sees “illegal parking on a daily basis” and the 23 spaces proposed by the applicant for the nursing home, will “contribute to an already significant problem.”
Residents have also submitted their concerns to ABP with regard to the potential impact on local waste and water treatment.
ABP are due to make a decision on the case by October 31, 2017.