Tallaght Family Church lodge plans for two-storey building

By Laura Lyne

THE Tallaght Family Church, which is currently based in the Brookfield Community Enterprise Centre, looks set to establish a two-storey church building on a site located at the junction of Brookfield Road and Rossfield Avenue.

A planning application for the development has been submitted to South Dublin County Council by the ELIM Pentecostal Church with an address of Monastery Heath Green in Clondalkin.

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The plans for the development include the 843 sqm two-storey church building which will have an auditorium for 119 people and gallery for 50 people, a charity shop and a cafe and kitchen.

It will also include counselling rooms, YMCA offices, youth, children and baby rooms and toilets, a lift, plant rooms and sundry supporting facilities.

There is also provision for five car parking spaces which includes one disabled space to supplement the existing spaces for 55 cars within the Brookfield Community Enterprise Centre.

In September 2014 the disposal of the land for the site of the new Tallaght Family Church was approved by members of South Dublin County Council “to build a community church centre for the growing international community around Brookfield”.

A number of services provided by the Tallaght Family Church have been based in Brookfield Community Enterprise Centre, including the Oasis Counselling Service for adults and children, a Youth Leader and Children's worker and the Manna Charity Shop.

The Tallaght Family Church is a part of ELIM Ministries in Ireland and was established in 2007 with Sunday meetings in the Tallaght Leisure Centre before moving to its current location in Brookfield in 2011.

A decision on the application is due from South Dublin County Council by March 2, with submissions accepted until February 10.

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