Go-ahead given for the retention of telecommunications support structure
Edmondstown Golf Course

Go-ahead given for the retention of telecommunications support structure

A PLANNING application seeking retention permission for a telecommunications support structure at Edmondstown Golf Course in Rathfarnham has been granted, reports Hayden Moore.

OnTower Ireland Limited, the applicant, sought permission from South Dublin County Council to retain the structure and associated equipment cabinets.

Mark Lynch, Manager of Edmondstown Golf Course, signed a letter giving consent to OnTower Ireland Ltd, a Cellnex Company, to lodge the planning application in respect of lands at the course.

Permission was originally granted for the 10m-high pole carrying antennae and radio link dishes with associated equipment cabinets for a 3G broadband network in


Retention permission was then granted for the mast in early 2011.

This most recent application then sought to retain permission to keep the telecommunications structure on the subject lands.

In a document submitted with the application, in support of said application, there is a letter from Torlach Denihan of IBEC to the Managing Director of Cellnex, Colin Cunningham.

That letter outlines how IBEC’s representative group for the telecommunications sector, will be writing to all local authorities to “emphasise the critically important role” the sector plays in working from home, remote learning and Covid-19 related isolation.

Telecommunications Industry Ireland, IBEC’s representative group, then called “on all planning authorities to prioritise and process all telecommunications planning applications”.

Permission was granted by the local planning authority on August 24, 2021.

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