Older housing plans for Cheeverstown
A COUNCILLOR has submitted a motion on the Draft County Development Plan calling for an amendment to allow for the development of “suitable housing to meet local needs” in the grounds of Cheeverstown House in Templeogue.
Independent councillor for Rathfarnham-Templeogue, Ronan McMahon, submitted the amendment to replace a portion of the existing Specific Local Objective (SLO) of the site for “older persons and supported living” accommodation in the grounds.
Instead of this, Cllr McMahon requested that the amended SLO should read: “To facilitate the provision of suitable housing to meet local needs as part of a de-congregation plan for Cheeverstown House in consultation with the Planning Authority.
“Any redevelopment must positively address the highly sensitive environmental characteristics of the site in relation to flood risk, the Riparian Corridor and green infrastructure principles.
“The scale of any residential development must not exceed the existing gross floor space of the existing use of the site, discounting the floor space of the protected structure on site.”
Cheeverstown provides services for both children and adults with intellectual disabilities, including respite and employment supports, and supported living services.
Cheeverstown is a voluntary organisation that provides a range of residential, respite and day services to almost 400 children and adults with an intellectual disability.
Their services support people in Templeogue and throughout various community locations in South Dublin, according to the South Dublin County Public Participation Network.
Cheeverstown House moved to its current Templeogue site in 1922 when it was then called the Cheeverstown Convalescent Home for Little Children.