Dodder Flood Alleviation Works- Planning Amendment to the previously approved Planning Application 2504/13 at Donnybrook RFC

Closed 20 Jun 2017

Opened 21 Apr 2017


Dublin City Council is currently engaged in River Dodder Flood Alleviation Works, Phases 2c/2d/2e under a Part 8 planning permission issued in 2013. Part of this project includes works to the western bank of the river Dodder between Herbert Park and Anglesea Bridge (Donnybrook).

Separately, Dublin City Council with the support of the National Transport Authority (NTA) has been developing proposals for a high quality walking and cycling route along the river Dodder. The Dodder Greenway project is a proposed 29km walking and cycling route from Sir John Rogerson’s Quay through Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Lansdowne, Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Clonskeagh, Milltown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght and into the Dublin Mountains.

The preferred option for the Dodder Greenway through the Donnybrook area has been identified as a route along the western bank of the River Dodder between Anglesea Bridge (Donnybrook) and Herbert Park. The current proposals for the flood alleviation works in this area would require major alteration in the future to allow for the Dodder Greenway to be provided along this preferred route. Dublin City Council therefore proposes to amend the current proposals for the flood alleviation works between Herbert Park and Anglesea Bridge so that the greenway can be constructed as part of the current on-going flood defences in this area.

As part of the amended works it is proposed:

  • To widen a 120m section of the originally planned flood  embankment to allow for the construction of a 4m wide walking and cycling route along its length.
  • To alter the line of approx.140m, and cantilever over the riverbank approximately 130m, of the originally planned flood wall in order that the walking and cycling route can be constructed between the flood wall and the neighbouring pitches and tennis courts.
  • To remove some existing low value trees  and provide a new tree planting scheme
  • To install a new boundary fence between the walking and cycling route and the neighbouring property belonging to the Leinster Branch of the IRFU. To  provide beech hedging or similar as screening on the Leinster Branch side of the boundary fence

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 6 weeks from Friday 21st of April 2017 to Tuesday 6th of June 2017 during public opening hours at the offices of Dublin City Council, Public Counter, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Monday - Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.

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 Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, before 4.30pm on Tuesday, 20th of June 2017.

The proposal can also be viewed at:

Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Dublin 4

Opening Hours:            Monday & Tuesday: 13.00hrs to 20.00hrs.

                                    Wednesday & Thursday 10.00hrs to 17.00hrs.

                                    Friday & Saturday 10.00hrs-13.00hrs & 13.45hrs-17.00hrs

Why your views matter

As part of the Part 8 Process

What happens next

Once the public consultation is completed a report on the Public Consultation will be brought back to the Transportation Strategic Policy Committee at its next meeting.


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