Part 8 Liffey Vale House and Gardens, Chapelizod Road, Dublin 8

Closed 2 Aug 2022

Opened 20 Jun 2022


Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) - Part 8

Applicant: Dublin City Council, Culture, Recreation and Economic Services

Location: Liffey Vale House and Gardens, Chapelizod Road, Dublin 8

Proposal:  Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of

  • Regeneration of the existing Liffey Vale House (a Protected Structure) and gardens to create a new biodiversity education centre, Cois Abhann;
  • Extension of the existing Liffey Valley Park to create new public pedestrian access to Cois Abhann; and
  • Provide new bus pull-in and accessible parking on the Chapelizod Road.
  • Existing vehicular entrance is being widened and relocated

The proposed works consist of the following:

Conservation and adaptation of the currently derelict Liffey Vale House (a Protected Structure). Works to the historic building include new roof, repair of chimneys, removal of modern concrete structure, repair of render and windows and provide universal access.

Construction of a new single storey extension to the west and north, of the historic building, measuring c. 300m2 to provide education room, café kitchen, servery, storage and eating area, staff and public WCs. Adaptations to the former garden of Liffey Vale House to provide publicly accessible open space, and to retain and enhance the natural environment for biodiversity. Liffey Valley Park to be extended to meet the boundary with Liffey Vale House.

Plans and Particulars of the proposed development may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy for a period of 4 weeks from 20/06/2022, during public opening hours at the offices of Dublin City Council, Public Counter, Planning and Property Development Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Monday - Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.

The Local Authority has concluded following a preliminary examination that there is no real likelihood of the proposed development having significant effects on the environment and therefore an EIA is not required.

A submission or observation in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made, in writing, to the Executive Manager, Planning and Property Development Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, before 4.30pm on 02/08/2022 or at


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