Preserving parts of old village bookmakers in revised plans
Plans have been lodged seeking change of use for the old bookmakers in Tallaght Village to a community based resource and wellness centre

Preserving parts of old village bookmakers in revised plans

PRESERVING parts of the old bookmakers in Tallaght Village is at the core of revised plans to convert the building to a “community-based” resource and wellness centre.

Dublin Vineyard CLG, is seeking change of use permission for the conversion of 519 Main Street in Tallaght Village.

When the premises was last in use, it housed a bookmakers.

In the description of the proposed list of works with the application, the plans for ‘The Well’, as it has been named in documentation, were outlined as including internal alterations and modifications.

This section of the proposals included the removal of internal walls and the part levelling of floors to assist with achieving universal access.

There was the provision of a new hardwood sign fitted to the existing signage frame which is mounted to the building on the property.

The replacement of two external doors to the street with new painted hardwood doors made up the remainder of the proposed development.

On March 31, 2022, South Dublin County Council requested additional information on five grounds.

The local planning authority requested that revised drawings be submitted showing an intent to retain the existing internal party wall along with the timber plank front doors.

Clarification on sign finishes, vehicular access to the front of the building and bollards, waste collection arrangements, and the provision of additional bicycle parking, were among the items requested to be submitted.

On April 19, the applicant submitted a detailed response and offered alternatives to the original plans to accommodate the council’s requests.

In a revised floor plan, it shows that the internal party wall is now retained with a new central opening formed and the existing timber plank doors will also be kept and painted a blue colour.

Elevation drawings show that there will be a timber sign that reads “the well – creative community space” fronting the public plaza space. Addressing concerns regarding vehicular access to the public plaza and the request to place a low impact feature to block vehicular access, the applicant will place a timber planter to the right of the main entrance.

Three Sheffield bicycle stands to the front of the building will also be put in place while bin storage has been illustrated in the revised ground floor plan.

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