Templeogue Tennis Club’s airhall plans refused again
By Maurice Garvey
PLANS by Templeogue Tennis Club to build an airhall at their premises have suffered a third setback in the space of 18 months, with South Dublin County Council deeming the latest application to have an invalid site notice.
The club submitted the application in September, but planning authorities say there was no site notice erected at Riverside Cottage as indicated on the site location map.
An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for an airhall at Templeogue Tennis Club twice in recent times, the latest refusal occurring in March.
On both occasions, a number of residents from Riverside Cottages objected to the plans, citing an “overbearing impact” on the proposed development, and fears over noise and traffic pollution.
The tennis club received permission from the council for the indoor court.
The first such application lodged by the club was refused permission by the Board in 2015, despite the re-submitting of a scaled-down version of the plans, reducing the maximum height of the airhall from 11.5 to 11 metres.
The Bord refused permission for the airhall by a 2:1 majority, and felt the proposed development “would be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”
The latest application submitted by Templeogue Tennis Club includes proposals for an airhall with a maximum height of ten metres with internal lighting, covering three courts over an area of 1,602 sq m.
The airhall is, according to the plans, a demountable structure which will be stored on site when taken down.