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Strategic Housing Development at Hollystown

Childcare Provision Assessment
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Strategic Housing Development at Hollystown

Childcare Provision Assessment

Document Control Sheet
  Client:                  Glenveagh Homes Limited

  Project Title:           Strategic Housing Development at Hollystown

  Document Title:          Childcare Provision Assessment

  Document No:             MH18014

  Text Pages:              17                    Appendices:         1                   Current Revision:           F01

   Rev.       Status              Date                   Author(s)               Reviewed By                       Approved By
   F01         Final            11 03 2019          LM                         CM                         HG

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                                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS
1          INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................ 2
2          PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT ............................................................................................... 3
3          PLANNING POLICY CONTEXT ............................................................................................. 5
    3.1 CHILDCARE FACILITIES - GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING AUTHORITIES (2001)............................... 5
    3.2 GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING AUTHORITIES ON SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN
           URBAN AREAS (2009) ................................................................................................................. 6
    3.3 SUSTAINABLE URBAN HOUSING: DESIGN STANDARDS FOR NEW APARTMENTS GUIDELINES
           FOR PLANNING AUTHORITIES (2018) ......................................................................................... 6
    3.4 FINGAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2017-2023................................................................................... 7
    3.5 KILMARTIN LOCAL AREA PLAN 2013-2019 ................................................................................. 9
4          PLANNING PRECEDENT ................................................................................................... 10
5          EXISTING AND PERMITTED CHILDCARE FACILITIES ........................................................... 12
    5.1 EXISTING CHILDCARE FACILITIES .............................................................................................. 12
    5.2 PERMITTED CHILDCARE FACILITIES .......................................................................................... 12
6          CONCLUSION ................................................................................................................. 17

                                                        LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 2-1: Site Location – (indicative subject lands outlined in red) ................................................... 3
Figure 5-1: Indicative locations of the childcare facilities within a c.5km radius of the Subject Site
(highlighted in red)................................................................................................................................ 13

                                                          LIST OF TABLES

Table 5-1: Residential Units .................................................................................................................. 7
Table 5-1: Childcare Facilities within a c.5km radius of the Subject Site ............................................ 14

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1 INTRODUCTION

RPS Group Ltd. has been commissioned by Glenveagh Homes Limited (the Applicant) to prepare this
Childcare Provision Assessment (the assessment) in relation to the proposed Strategic Housing
Development (SHD) at lands at Hollystown Golf Club, Hollystown, Dublin 15.

The assessment has been prepared to accompany a SHD planning application for a development
consisting of the removal of two existing sheds and the construction of 133 no. houses, 3 no.
apartment blocks with a combined total of 120 no. apartment units, associated car and bicycle parking
facilities, public open space, internal street network and drainage arrangements, landscaping,
boundary treatments and site development works.

The assessment describes the proposed development and sets out relevant planning policies and
objectives relating to the provision of childcare facilities as outlined in the following policy documents:

▪    Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023;
▪    Kilmartin Local Area Plan 2013-2019;
▪    Childcare Facilities – Guidelines for Planning Authorities (2001);
▪    Guidelines for Planning Authorities on Sustainable Residential Development in Urban Areas (2009);
     and;
▪    Sustainable Urban Housing: Design Standards for New Apartments Guidelines for Planning
     Authorities (2018).

The assessment then considers the implications of the Outer Public Safety Zone (PSZ) within which the
subject lands are located, including an analysis of precedent cases. This is followed by a description of
existing and permitted childcare facilities which highlight the wide range of alternative options that
will be available to future residents of the proposed residential scheme.

This assessment is arranged under the following headings:

     ▪    Section 1:           Introduction
     ▪    Section 2:           Proposed Development
     ▪    Section 3:           Planning Policy Context
     ▪    Section 4:           Planning Precedent
     ▪    Section 5:           Existing and Permitted Childcare Facilities
     ▪    Section 6:           Conclusions

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2 PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

The subject lands are in Hollystown, c. 11km to the northwest of Dublin’s city centre. Access to the
lands is via the R121 regional road. Junction 2 of the M2 motorway is located c. 2km to the northeast
of the site, while the N3 national road is located c. 3km to the southwest of the site (with the closest
junctions being Junction 3 and Junction 4).

The subject lands represent the southern portion of the Hollystown Golf Course and are bound to the
north by the remainder of the golf course lands. To the south and west, the subject lands are bounded
by greenfield lands containing open fields, hedgerows and scrubland. Further to the south is the
Hollystown Road which provides access to Tyrrelstown Community Centre, St. Luke’s National Primary
School, Tyrrelstown Educate Together National Primary School, Le Chéile Secondary School and
Tyrrelstown Park. To the east, the site is bound by the R121, with the Hollywoodrath residential
development currently under construction beyond this.

Tyrrelstown is located c. 0.5km to the south of the subject lands and includes a local centre with a
range of retail, commercial and community services and facilities.

Figure 2-1: Site Location – (indicative subject lands outlined in red)
Source: Google Maps

The proposed development will consist of the removal of two existing sheds and a silo and the
construction of:

▪    133 no. houses comprising of 9 no. four bedroom units, 74 no. three bedroom units and 50 no.
     two bedroom units;

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▪    3 no. apartment blocks comprising 120 no. apartment units in total, including 54 no. one bedroom
     units and 66 no. two bedroom units;
▪    Associated car parking, bicycle storage and refuse storage sheds;
▪    Landscaped public open space;
▪    Internal street network with access via a new site entrance off the R121 regional road;
▪    Network of pedestrian and bicycle paths with access points along the south, east and west
     boundaries of the subject site; and
▪    Associated drainage arrangements, landscaping, utility connections, boundary treatments and
     site development works.

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3 PLANNING POLICY CONTEXT

The following section provides a summary of the key elements of national guidance and local policy
relevant to childcare facilities and the proposed development.

3.1 CHILDCARE FACILITIES - GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING AUTHORITIES
    (2001)

The Childcare Facilities – Guidelines for Planning Authorities (the Childcare Guidelines) provide
qualitative and quantitative recommendations for planning authorities for assessing planning
applications. The Childcare Guidelines recognise that there is a growing demand for childcare services
in line with the rate of residential development and increasing population. They seek to ensure that
high quality childcare services that are accessible, affordable and appropriate for all are provided as
part future development proposals. They also acknowledge that the quality of service obtained by a
child has an impact on their social, emotional and educational development.

The Childcare Guidelines state that the location of childcare facilities can have an economic impact on
an area, with accessibility of the facilities from centres of employment being a significant factor and
their ability to provide a source of employment. The following locations are listed in the Childcare
Guidelines as being appropriate locations for the provision of new childcare facilities:

        ▪     “New communities/Larger new housing developments;
        ▪     The vicinity of concentrations of work places, such as industrial estates, business
              parks and any other locations where there are significant numbers working;
        ▪     In the vicinity of schools;
        ▪     Neighbourhood, District and Town Centres; and
        ▪     Adjacent to public transport corridors, park-and-ride facilities, pedestrian routes and
              dedicated cycle ways”.

With regard to childcare facilities within residential developments, the Childcare Guidelines state that
planning authorities should require “a standard of one childcare facility providing for a minimum 20
childcare places per approximately 75 dwellings may be appropriate. This is a guideline standard and
will depend on the particular circumstances of each individual site” (emphasis added).

Having regard for the above, it is highlighted that the standards set out by the Childcare Guidelines
are recommendations only and do not represent minimum requirements. Furthermore, the
Guidelines recognise the need to assess proposals based on the circumstances of each individual site.

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3.2 GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING AUTHORITIES ON SUSTAINABLE
    RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN URBAN AREAS (2009)

The Guidelines for Planning Authorities on Sustainable Residential Development in Urban Areas (2009)
(the Residential Development Guidelines) aim to ensure the sustainable delivery of residential
development throughout the country.

With regard to childcare facilities, the Residential Development Guidelines reiterate the
recommendation of “the provision of one childcare facility (equivalent to a minimum of 20 child places)
for every 75 dwelling units” specified by the Childcare Guidelines. However, it is highlighted that the
Residential Development Guidelines state that:

        “The threshold for such provision should be established having regard to the existing
        geographical distribution of childcare facilities and the emerging demographic profile of
        areas, in consultation with city/county childcare committees”.

Having regard for the above, it is highlighted that the Residential Development Guidelines
acknowledge the need to consider the availability of existing childcare facilities in an area as there
may be enough provision to accommodate the demand generated by new residential schemes.

3.3 SUSTAINABLE URBAN HOUSING: DESIGN STANDARDS FOR NEW
    APARTMENTS GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING AUTHORITIES (2018)

In March 2018, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government published the updated
Sustainable Urban Housing: Design Standards for New Apartments, Guidelines for Planning Authorities
2018 (the Apartment Standards). This updated document builds on previous guidelines published in
2015 taking account of: experience in their implementation since 2015; the need to enhance
apartment output to secure both additional housing supply and more compact urban development
patterns; and departmental and stakeholder research and analysis into the deliverability of increased
supply of apartments.

With regard to Childcare Facilities, the Apartment Standards recognise the provision for childcare
facilities recommended in the Childcare Guidelines as “one childcare facility (equivalent to a minimum
of 20 child places) for every 75 dwelling units”. However, the Apartment Standards further state that:

        “…the threshold for provision of any such facilities in apartment schemes should be
        established having regard to the scale and unit mix of the proposed development and the
        existing geographical distribution of childcare facilities and the emerging demographic
        profile of the area. One-bedroom or studio type units should not generally be considered
        to contribute to a requirement for any childcare provision and subject to location, this may
        also apply in part or whole, to units with two or more bedrooms.”

Having regard for the above, it is highlighted that the Apartment Standards recognise the need to
assess proposals based on their individual merits and having regard for existing childcare facilities in
the wider catchment area. The Apartment Standards also note that smaller unit types (one and two

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bed apartments) are less likely to generate a demand for childcare facilities. In this regard, we note
that the proposed development includes 54 no. one bed apartments, 66 no. two bed apartments
together representing 47% of the proposed scheme.

Table 3-1: Residential Units
                                 Houses                                               Apartment
                                 2-bed                 3-bed                  4-bed   1-bed       2-bed
          Units                  50                    74                     9       54          66
          Mix                    20%                   29%                    4%      21%         26%
Source: DoranCray Architect Schedules

Apartments by their nature attract a lower portion of family purchasers and therefore create less
business potential for childcare operators. In reflecting demographic trends, which show a reduction
in national household sizes, and proposed housing mix, 33% dwelling units will contain 3 bedrooms or
more. Considering the above household mix, it is estimated that only the proposed house units would
reasonably be expected to require the provision of childcare facilities. This would legitimately reduce
the baseline requirement for childcare places.

3.4 FINGAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2017-2023

The Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 (the Development Plan) sets out an overall strategy for the
planning and sustainable development of Fingal and includes planning policies, objectives and design
standards to guide future development in the administrative area.

Under the Development Plan, the subject lands are zoned ‘RA – Residential Area’ with an objective
that seeks to “provide for new residential communities subject to the provision of the necessary social
and physical infrastructure”. The vision for lands with this zoning objective is to:

        “Ensure the provision of high quality new residential environments with good layout and
        design, with adequate public transport and cycle links and within walking distance of
        community facilities. Provide an appropriate mix of house sizes, types and tenures in order
        to meet household needs and to promote balanced communities”.

The Development Plan recognises the importance of childcare facilities in contributing positively to an
enhanced quality of life, given their economic and social value. In this regard, the Development Plan
seeks to ensure that a sufficient provision of facilities is achieved throughout the administrative area
and includes the following objective:

        Objective PM74 – “Encourage the provision of childcare facilities in appropriate locations,
        including residential areas, town and local centres, areas of employment and areas close
        to public transport nodes”.

It is noted, however, that the subject lands are in the Outer PSZ associated with Dublin Airport. The
Development Plan includes the following objectives with respect to the airport and safety:

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          Objective DA13 – “Promote appropriate land use patterns in the vicinity of the flight
          paths serving the Airport, having regard to the precautionary principle, based on existing
          and anticipated environmental and safety impacts of aircraft movements”.

          Objective DA14 – “Review Public Safety Zones associated with Dublin Airport and
          implement the policies to be determined by the Government in relation to these Public
          Safety Zones’.

          Objective DA15 – “Take into account relevant publications issued by the Irish Aviation
          Authority in respect of the operations of and development in and around Dublin Airport.”

          Objective DA16 – “‘Continue to take account of the advice of the Irish Aviation Authority
          with regard to the effects of any development proposals on the safety of aircraft or the
          safe and efficient navigation thereof.”

Specific guidance relating to development with the Outer PSZ is not included within the Development
Plan, however stated objectives implicitly seek to prevent development that would compromise public
safety and rely on publications issued by the Government or the Irish Aviation Authority.

In 2005 the Department of Transport and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local
Government jointly commissioned the Public Safety Zones Report (PSZ Report). During pre-application
consultations with Fingal County Council, the Applicant was advised that the proposed development
will be assessed in the context of this report. The Applicant also consulted with the Dublin Airport
Authority (DAA) and was advised that it requests that the planning authority to be guided by
recommendations of the PSZ Report on development within the Outer PSZ. Correspondence from the
DAA is contained in the appendix to this report.

The PSZ Report states that the intention behind the Outer PSZ designation is to “prevent high density
housing development, and the building of schools, hospitals and facilities attracting large numbers of
people” in the interests of public safety.

The PSZ Report defines zones as:

     ▪    Inner Public Safety Zone (extent set at an individual risk of 1 in 100,000 per year) - prevent
          further development within Inner PSZs, but allow existing developments to remain; and

     ▪    Outer Public Safety Zone (extent set at an individual risk of 1 in one million per year) - allow
          existing developments to remain within the Outer PSZs, but prevent high density housing
          development, and the building of schools, hospitals and facilities attracting large numbers of
          people.

The permitted developments proposed within these zones are detailed in Table 6.1 of the PSZ Report.
It is noted in the report that the sole purpose of the guidance is to ensure that the risks do not become
intolerable/unacceptable by controlling future land-use within the PSZs.

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Table 6.1 of the PSZ Report states that no further development should take place within the Inner PSZ.
With respect to the Outer PSZ, the report states that the future development of Category 1, Houses,
within this zone should ensure a density of less than or equal to 60 persons per any single half hectare.
This table also states that no further development of Category 5, Institutional Accommodation uses,
which include hospitals, schools, nurseries, care homes, prisons should take place within the Outer
PSZ.

It is highlighted to An Bord Pleanála that within submissions made by the DAA on developments within
the PSZ of Dublin Airport it requests that development proposals are in accordance with the thresholds
outlined in Table 6.1 of the PSZ Report which comprises equal to or less than 60 person per half
hectare density for housing and no further development of any kind of institutional accommodation.
Correspondence from the DAA in this regard is included in Appendix A.

3.5 KILMARTIN LOCAL AREA PLAN 2013-2019

The subject site is located to the north of the Kilmartin Local Area Plan 2013-2019 (the LAP) which
provides a framework for the future sustainable development of the Kilmartin area. The LAP seeks to
deliver coordinated development that will form an urban extension to the existing residential
community at Tyrrelstown.

The vision for the Kilmartin LAP seeks:

        ▪      “To create a sustainable place to live, work and play encompassing a cohesive and
               diverse community with a strong identity; and
        ▪      To contribute to the economic growth of the County through the development of a
               vibrant economic community centred on the local centre.”

Of relevance to the proposed development, the LAP provides for the future expansion of the
Tyrellstown Local Centre c. 500m to the south of the subject site in accordance with the Development
Plan zoning objective which seeks “to protect, provide and/or improve local centre facilities”. The
vision statement for the Local Centre is as follows:

            “Provide a mix of local community and commercial facilities for the existing and
            developing communities of the County. The aim is to ensure local centres contain a range
            of community, recreational and retail facilities, including medical/dental surgeries and
            childcare facilities, at a scale to cater for both existing residential development and
            zoned undeveloped lands, as appropriate, at locations which minimise the need for use
            of the private car and encourage pedestrians, cyclists and the use of public transport”
            (emphasis added).
Having regard for the above, it is submitted that the potential for this Local Centre zoning to
accommodate childcare facilities is considered a viable alternative option for future residents of the
proposed development if need additional facilities is established.

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4 PLANNING PRECEDENT

Planning precedent has been established by two large residential developments within the Outer PSZ
in the Portmarnock area. Within these applications childcare facilities were not proposed by the
applicants due to the location of the sites within the Outer PSZ. This justification was considered
acceptable by Fingal County Council and An Bord Pleanála who granted planning permission in both
instances.

An Bord Pleanála Ref. 300514-17 (Fingal County Council Reg. Ref. SHD002/17)

In March 2018, An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for a Strategic Housing Development
for 150 no. units at a site at Station Road, Portmarnock, County Dublin. The proposed development
did not include a crèche facility due to its location within the Dublin Airport Outer Public Safety Zone.

In this regard, the Portmarnock South Local Area Plan states that:

        “The population will be supported by a range of open spaces, recreational amenities and
        local facilities which will be developed in tandem with residential growth. As the lands are
        located within the Outer Public Safety Zone of Dublin Airport, schools and childcare
        facilities are not permitted uses within the RA (residential zoning of the LAP lands.
        Childcare and education facilities are also not permitted within the open space zoned
        lands, therefore these community uses are not proposed as part of this LAP. Such facilities
        existing and are proposed within the adjoining areas, which will also need to
        accommodate the future educational needs of residents of the plan area”.

The applicant’s Statement of Consistency which was submitted as part of the SHD application stated
that:

        “Having regard to concerns regarding the Outer Public Safety Zone associated with Dublin
        Airport, we note that the Portmarnock South Local Area Plan (LAP) 2013 stipulates that
        ‘no childcare facilities be provided within the lands’ as a result of this. Specifically in Section
        4.2 of the LAP it states, inter alia, that:

            ‘As the lands are located within the Outer Public Safety Zone of Dublin Airport,
            schools and childcare facilities are not permitted uses within the RA (residential)
            zoning of the LAP lands’.

        In Section 8.2 – Educational / Childcare Facilities of the LAP it is noted that there are a
        number of crèches and Montessori schools at key locations within the vicinity of the plan
        lands.

        In this particular case, the comprehensive assessment undertaken by the Planning
        Authority in preparing the Local Area Plan in this case has resulted in a conclusion that no
        childcare facilities may be provided on these lands.

        Arising from the above it is our opinion that the proposal is consistent with the relevant
        Guidelines in this regard”.

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The Inspector’s Report stated that:

        “The applicant is not proposing any childcare facilities as part of this application. The LAP
        provides that no childcare facilities to be provided on the lands due to the 'Outer Public
        Safety Zone' of Dublin Airport”.

This was accepted by An Bord Pleanála and planning permission was granted in March 2018.

Fingal County Council Reg. Ref. F13A/0248 and An Bord Pleanála Ref. PL 06F.243289

In July 2014, planning permission was granted by Fingal County Council for a development comprising
102 no. dwellings at Station Road, Portmarnock. The development did not include any childcare
facilities with the Planner’s Report stating:

        “As the LAP lands are located within the Outer Public Safety Zone of Dublin Airport,
        childcare facilities cannot be included within the LAP lands and therefore cannot be
        accommodated within this application site”.

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5 EXISTING AND PERMITTED CHILDCARE FACILITIES

5.1 EXISTING CHILDCARE FACILITIES

This section of the assessment identifies the existing childcare facilities which operate within c.5km of
the subject lands at Hollystown. For the purposes of this assessment, childcare facilities include
preschools, playschools, Montessori, crèches and after school childcare services.

As illustrated in Figure 5-1 and the corresponding Table 5-2, a total of 80 no. facilities were identified
within 5km of the subject lands. In addition to these facilities, it should be noted that several
additional childcare facilities are located further to the south east in Blanchardstown village. It is also
highlighted that none of the identified childcare facilities are located within the Outer PSZ associated
with Dublin Airport.

Having regard to the large number of existing facilities in the area, it is considered that there are
several viable options located within a reasonable distance of the subject site for future residents of
the proposed scheme to avail of.

5.2 PERMITTED CHILDCARE FACILITIES

A desktop review of the planning history for the surrounding area within a c. 5km radius of the subject
lands was undertaken using Fingal County Council’s online planning search facility. The following
section provides a summary of relevant planning applications:

Fingal County Council Reg. Ref: FW18A/0115 (Figure 5-1 Site 13)

On 3rd August 2018, Waterville’s Little Star Crèche applied for planning permission to expand the
existing crèche and Montessori services at 1, 2 and 2a, Kilmore Terrace, Waterville, Blanchardstown,
Dublin 15. Permission was granted on 21st September 2018.

Fingal County Council Reg. Ref: FW17A/0046 (Figure 5-1 Site 33)

On 10th January 2018 permission was granted by Fingal County Council for retention of a change of
use of a light industrial unit to a crèche facility at Unit 13, Rosemount Park Drive, Rosemount Business
Park, Dublin 15.

Fingal County Council Reg. Ref: FW14A/0108 and An Bord Pleanála Ref: PL06F.244736 (Figure 5-1
star)

On 10th June 2015 permission was granted by Fingal County Council for a residential development
including childcare facilities at Hollywoodrath, Hollystown, Dublin. A Third Party Appeal was lodged
on the 9th April 2015 but was later withdrawn. The proposed development will consist of 435 no.
houses on the southern side of the junction of the Ratoath Road and R121 (Church Road). The
development includes a crèche facility with a gross floor area of 709 sq.m. which will comprise 12 no.
classrooms over two floors and associated toilets, changing areas, sleep room, storage and staff office.
The overall development represents Phases 1 and 2 of the eastern portion of the lands subject to the

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Kilmartin LAP. This development is located c. 10m southwest of the subject lands and is currently
under construction.

Fingal County Council Reg. Ref: FW13A/0101 and An Bord Pleanála Ref: PL 06F.242881(Figure 5-1
Site 2)

On 6th May 2014 An Bord Pleanála upheld Fingal County Council’s decision to grant planning
permission for a change of use to the ground floor of an existing two storey house at No. 9 Redwood,
Hollystown to provide a Montessori facility. The application site is located c. 200m to the north of the
subject lands at Hollystown.

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                     Figure 5-1: Indicative locations of the childcare facilities within a c.5km radius of the Subject Site (highlighted in red)
                     Source: openstreetmap.org and RPS Group Ltd.

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Table 5-1: Childcare Facilities within a c.5km radius of the Subject Site
Source: Tüsla and Pobal

  No.      Name                                                               Address
           Hollywoodwrath (granted under ref. FW14A/0108)                     Hollywoodrath, Hollystown, Dublin
    1      Little Steps Montessori                                            43 Hollystown Park, Hollystown, Dublin 15
    2      Little Minnows Crèche                                              Hollystown Little Scholars
    3      Early Learning Montessori                                          St. Lukes National School, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
    4      Tigers Pre & Afterschool – Tyrrelstown Community Centre            Tyrrelstown Community Centre, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
    5      Tigers Pre & Afterschool – St. Luke’s                              C/O St Lukes National School, Tyrellstown, Dublin 15
           Tyrrelstown's Little Stars Pre-School & Afterschool-
    6                                                                         Hollywood Road, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
           Tyrelstown ETNS
   7       Little Achievers Montessori                                        4 Bellgree Cres, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
   8       Bothán na nÓg                                                      15 Mount Eustace Park, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
   9       Tyrrelstown’s Little Stars Creche & Montessori                     Unit 1, The Plaza, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
   10      Tyrrelstown Montessori & Afterschool                               Unit 2 Block D, Tyrrelstown SC, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
   11      Little Smilies Montessori Pre School                               6 Mount Garrett Walk, Tyrrelstown
   12      One World Montessori                                               10 Ballantree Avenue, Tyrrelstown
   13      Tyrrelstown Little Stars - Powerstown Educate Together NS          Powerstown Educate Together National School, Powerstown Road, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
   14      Naoinra an Chulilinn                                               Gaelscoil an Chuilinn, Powerstown Road, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15
   15      Avondale Childcare Service                                         123 Avondale Park, Tyrellstown Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15
   16      Little Learners Creche                                             Parslickstown House, Ladyswell Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15
   17      Kidz Zone                                                          Mulhuddart Community Centre, Church Rd, Buzzardstown, Dublin 15, D15 R2VF
   18      Barnardos Early Years Service                                      Church Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15
   19      The Cottage Playschool                                             Buzzardstown, Dublin 15
   20      Montessori Monkeys                                                 9 Saddlers Cres, Buzzardstown, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15
   21      Dana Ileana Berende                                                25 Warrenstown Green, Blanchardstown
   22      Corduff Childcare Facility                                         Corduff Campus, Blackcourt road, Corduff, Dublin 15
   23      Happy Kids                                                         104 Edgewood Lawns, Corduff, Dublin15
   24      Tigers Childcare                                                   College Business & Technology Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
   25      Giraffe Childcare - Blanchardstown                                 Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Ballycoolen, Dublin 15
   26      Young Explorers Club                                               Unit F1, Bymac Center Northwest Business Park, Dublin 15
   27      The Coach House After School                                       9 Orion Business Campus, Rosemount Industrial Park, Ballycoolin, Dublin 15

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 No.       Name                                                               Address
  28       PALs Pre-School                                                    18 Northwest Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  29       Bright Future Crèche                                               Unit 16a, Block 50, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolen, Dublin 11, D11 CC86
  30       Little Harvard Childcare Limited                                   Unit 7, Rosemount Business Park, Ballycoolin Road, Cappoge, Dublin 15
  31       Waterville’s Little Stars                                          Apartment 2, Kilmore Terrace, Waterville Rd, Waterville, Dublin
  32       Fonthill Lodge Clonee                                              Fonthill Lodge, Main Street, Clonee, Co. Meath
  33       Ashleigh House Pre School                                          Coolmine Therapeutic Community, Ashleigh House, Damastown Walk, Dublin 15
  34       Missus Tatty’s Nursey                                              Unit 2 Littlepace S.C Clonee Dablin, D15 NXT3
  35       Hazelbury Montessori                                               100 Hazelbury Green, Navan Road, Dublin 15
  36       Discovery Kids Montessori School                                   153 Littlepace Gallops, Littlepace, Dublin
  37       Little Buds Montessori                                             48 The Grove, Hunters Run, Clonee, Dublin 15
  38       Small World Montessori & Playschool                                85 The Grove, Hunters Row, Clonee, Dublin 15
  39       Little Flowers Montessori                                          65 Hansfield, Castaheany, Dublin 15
  40       Children's Kingdom                                                 2 Deerhaven Walk, Clonee, Dublin 15
  41       Little Jacks Corner                                                54 Carne Court, Huntstown, Dublin 15
  42       Juniors Playschool                                                 15 Bramblefield View, Parslickstown Dublin 15
  43       Little Scholars                                                    16 Bramblefield Drive, Parslickstown, Dublin 15
  44       Afterschool Academy                                                Huntstown Community Centre, Huntstown Way, Dublin 15
  45       Ladybird Lane Childcare Service                                    Huntstown FRC, Huntstown Way, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15
  46       Wonder Years Preschool                                             6 Pinewood Ct, Huntstown, Dublin 15
  47       Avenir School of Montessori Education                              6 Huntstown Rd, Blakestown, Dublin 15
  48       Kindle Montessori                                                  Huntstown, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  49       Scallywags Crèche                                                  Huntstown Way, Blakestown, Dublin
  50       Tir na nÓg Childcare and Montessori                                26 Huntstown Lawn, Blakestown, Dublin 15, D15 AW02
  51       Homestart Creche                                                   10 Blakestown Cottages, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  52       The Jolly Tots                                                     2 Blakestown Cottages, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  53       Blakestown Community Crèche                                        Blakestown Way, Coolmine, Dublin
  54       Mini Manners Preschool                                             34 Whitestown Avenue, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  55       Daisy Days Montessori                                              42 Whitestown Walk, Coolmine, Dublin 15
  56       Naíonra Mol An Óige                                                58 Lily's Way, Ongar Green, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  57       Mother Hubbard’s Crèche                                            6 The Avenue, Ongar Village, Dublin 15, D15 V9XV
  58       Hayley Devlin Ltd t/a Small Steps Preschool                        Phibblestown Community School, Phibblestown, Dublin 15

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 No.       Name                                                               Address
  59       Cocoon Childcare - Clonsilla                                       15 Phibblestown Wood, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  60       Links Creche & Montessori Ltd. Clonee                              Latchford Place, Castaheany, Dublin 15
  61       Blooms Childcare                                                   8 Manorfield Drive, Clonee, Dublin 15
  62       Little Miss Sunshine                                               1 Ravenwood View, Clonee, Dublin 15
  63       Daisybelle T/A Treehouse Clonsilla                                 Allendale Walk, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  64       Slyvia’s Childcare                                                 55 Stonebridge Ave, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  65       Little Sparrows Preschool                                          Hartstown Community Centre, Hartstown, Dublin 15
  66       Hartstown Montessori and Preschool                                 Hartstown Road, Hartstown, Dublin 15
  67       Sunbeam Montessori and Crèche                                      6 Oakview Lawn, Huntstown, Dublin 15
  68       Bee Smart Montessori                                               67 Oakview Ave, Huntstown, Dublin, D15 KHT3
  69       Eileens Little Scholars                                            39 Willow Wood Grove, Hartstown, Dublin
  70       Hope Montessori Autism Care Centre                                 Fortlawn Community Centre, Fortlawn Park, Fortlawn
  71       Hope Montessori                                                    Mountview Youth Community Centre, Lohunda Downs, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  72       Blakestown & Mountview NYP                                         Shelerin Road, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  73       I Love to Learn Montessori Pre School                              1 Lohunda Dr, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  74       Teach Na Bpaisti                                                   1 lohunda Close, Clonsilla, Dublin 15
  75       Sabrina's Playgroup                                                10 Orchard Green, Coolmine, Blanchardstown,Dublin 15
  76       Mi Casa Montessori Pre-school Summerfield                          15 Summerfield Meadows, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  77       Little Acorns Montessori                                           18 Springlawn Ct, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  78       Lollipops Crèche                                                   34 Clonsilla Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  79       Magic Years Crèche and Montessori                                  Beechlawn House, Clonsilla Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
  80       The Kiddies Day Nursery                                            8 Clonsilla Rd, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

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6 CONCLUSION

The subject site at Hollystown is located within the Outer PSZ associated with Dublin Airport. While
specific guidance relating to development with the Outer PSZ is not included within the Development
Plan, several objectives with respect to the airport and safety are included. These objectives implicitly
seek to prevent development that would compromise public safety and rely on publications issued by
the Government or the Irish Aviation Authority.

In 2005 the Department of Transport and the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local
Government jointly commissioned the Public Safety Zones Report (PSZ Report). During pre-application
consultations with Fingal County Council, the Applicant was advised that the proposed development
will be assessed in the context of this report. The Applicant also consulted with the Dublin Airport
Authority (DAA) and was advised that it requests that the planning authority to be guided by
recommendations of the PSZ Report on development within the Outer PSZ. Correspondence from the
DAA is included as an appendix to this report.

In this regard, the PSZ Report states that the intention behind the Outer PSZ designation is to “prevent
high density housing development, and the building of schools, hospitals and facilities attracting large
numbers of people” in the interests of public safety.

Table 6.1 of the PSZ Report states that no further development should take place within the Inner PSZ.
With respect to the Outer PSZ, the report states that no further development of Category 5,
Institutional Accommodation uses, which include hospitals, schools, nurseries, care homes, prisons
should take place within the Outer PSZ.

Notwithstanding the need to ensure public safety, this assessment has identified several existing
childcare facilities within 5km of the subject site, but outside the Outer PSZ. In addition to these
existing facilities, several planning permissions have recently been granted for the provision of new or
expanded childcare facilities in the area, this includes a facility to the south of the site which is
currently under construction. These are considered to represent viable alternative options for future
residents of the proposed residential scheme.

Furthermore, it is highlighted that the Kilmartin LAP provides for the future provision of expansion of
Tyrrelstown Local Centre which will provide a mix of local community and commercial services based
on need, including childcare facilities. As set out in the Childcare Facilities – Guidelines for Planning
Authorities (2001) appropriate locations for the provision of new childcare facilities includes those in
the vicinity of schools and neighbourhood centres.

It is concluded that the availability of existing childcare facilities and their proximity to the subject site,
as well as recently permitted planning applications for new and expanded facilities, and the future
expansion of the Tyrrelstown Local Centre, will offer wide a range of childcare facilities for future
residents of the proposed development.

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APPENDIX A
DAA Correspondence
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