Cabra Farm

Cabra Farm (at the corner of Nephin Road and Navan Road), has been the subject of planning permission for a nursing home for the last few years. Apart from a large hole in the ground it has been left untouched and has been on and off the Derelict Sites Register. It looks as if work is due to start there in the next while.

The developers Building Control are in the process of lodging with DCC a 7 Day notice for commencement on 22nd August, it has not been lodged as yet . It is in order for them to move in equipment in meantime, and begin cleaning up site, however they cannot commence any foundation work until the 7 Day notice is signed by all necessary and passed by DCC.

(Photos courtesy of Blanchardstown History Group)

Update – 5th November 2016

Fingal area – Racecourse development.

We have been pursuing with Fingal for some time, the need for a pedestrian crossing at entrance to Racecourse development from where residents are crossing over the central median to get to bus stop, in great danger. Fingal have finally informed a very helpful Councillor, new to us – ‘that they will fund this, it has gone out to tender, to be commenced early next year ‘ . We hope when pedestrian lights operate, that this will slow traffic a little, coming down from D. 15 across the roundabout to the benefit of Ashtown residents, those from new area of Pelletstown, and walkers to and from Phoenix Park.

Leaf fall.

DCC have blue bags for collection of leaf fall – available Cabra Office (opposite Clarkes Bakery) which they will collect when full Ph. 01 2227400 – OR better still, keep these leaves in a large plastic bag to create leaf mould in a few short months for your garden.

Update 28th October – plus notice of Public Meeting

Monthly meeting Wednesday 2nd November 8.00 p.m. Parish Centre. We hope to see good attendance to discuss some important issues.
Bus Stop/Shelter out of City at Ashtown (Belleville side.)   

Dublin Bus have been replacing bus shelters along the Navan Road recently. The community council had requested them to set back this particular bus stop as it was dangerously close to the kerb, buses had to wait for passengers to alight and walk away before moving off. We got an extremely quick reply agreeing to our request – job safely done very quickly, and we have thanked Dublin Bus for this, and for the tidy, clean and FLAT surfaces they have left behind at each new Bus Shelter. This cannot be said about many footpaths throughout our area.

Dangerous/Uneven footpaths    

We have noted and sent to DCC a list of these, stretching from Ashtown to the Church gates along Navan Road, all listed as per the closest house number – sent some months ago, with a couple reminders since. The work is with road maintenance at present. If you have similar concerns you must list nearest house number for identification – contact DCC Cabra office at 01 2227400 or email to 

Dublin City Development Plan 2017-22

The final debate, by our elected Councillors, took place at the end of September in City Hall. We attended, as the public are entitled to attend and listen to all such debates. One controversial result was to allow a higher rise within the City and outer areas, such as Navan Road. Uniquely for Dublin,  8 residential storeys is now redefined as ‘low rise’ in the Inner City. In the suburbs, up to 5 storeys will be permitted, within 2 storey areas, and within 1/2 km of a train or Luas line buildings may be up to 8 storeys. This decision was a compromise one and took place not in public but behind closed doors.

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