Letter to Constituents regarding Planning Permission for Lidl Castleknock Village

Re: Planning Permission for Lidl

Castleknock Village

FCC ref: FW16A/0006

An Bord Pleanála Appeal ref: 247458

November 2016

Dear Constituent,

We are sure you are now aware that, on the 28th of September, Fingal County Council granted planning permission to Lidl for their Castleknock Village Development, despite the myriad objections/submissions by the residents.  On behalf of the Fine Gael party in Castleknock, Cllr. Eithne Loftus, Deputy Mayor is appealing the decision to An Bord Pleanála. We are sharing the cost.  She is also requesting an Oral Hearing on the case.  The close off date for the appeal was 25th October, however anyone, even those who have not already submitted an objection/submission to Fingal County Council may send an observation on the appeal, see below from the An Bord Pleanála website.

‘Where an appeal has already been made, any person other than a party to the appeal can become an “observer” and make submissions or observations on the appeal. A copy of the appeal can be seen at the planning authority’s office. The time limit for such submissions or observations is- (a) four weeks beginning on the day of receipt of the appeal by the Board (or the last appeal where more than one is made)’

An observation on the appeal should be sent in writing to The Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, and enclose the €50 fee. The deadline for observations is Monday 21st  November.  If you have already made an observation/objection to the Council, An Bord Pleanala’s inspector will receive it from the Council and will consider it as part of the appeal so you do not have to make a new submission; but you can if you wish or if you want to add new reasons or new information.

Deputy Mayor Loftus’ appeal may be viewed on the Fingal website at this link: http://documents.fingalcoco.ie/NorthgatePublicDocs/00538847.pdf

We shall keep you updated.

Yours faithfully,


Leo Varadkar TD                                  Cllr. Eithne Loftus                      Cllr. Ted Leddy Minister for Social Protection             Deputy Mayor of Fingal              Fingal County Council                                                            loftuseithne@gmail.com            tedleddy2014@gmail.com                                                              Mob: 087 622 3419                Mob: 087 327 6630

Date: 4. 11. 2016