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Dublin City Development Plan 2022 – 2028: progress and how you can help

As part of our goal to ensure Corpus Christi Hall is returned to community use we made submission on the Dublin City Development Plan as part of the initial public consultation. Over 800 of you signed paper copies and many others made an online submission.

The Chief Executive’s Report on the Draft Plan was circulated to councillors on the 29th April 2022.

In positive news the Chief Executive has recommended that the zoning on the hall be changed to Z15 (Institutional and Community – Zone Z15). The hall is currently zoned as residential. This was the first part of our two part submission. (Note this is separate from a more general request from the diocese to rezone lands)

We had also asked for a specific objective “protect and retain the Corpus Christi Parochial Hall” to be included in the plan. The Chief Executive feels that the zoning change was sufficient protection and has not included such an objective in the plan.

The plan is still in development and there are a number of stages to go through before it is finalised. We want to make sure that the zoning change makes it to the final version and we want to push on having the specific objective referred to above included.

If you want to help with that please click below to send an email to Cabra-Glasnevin councillors.

If the above button does not work (there are known issues with Outlook), the full text of the email and councillor email addresses can be found below

As a reminder the timeline for the Dublin City Development Plan 2022 – 2028 runs as follows:

  • Public consultation on the draft plan 25th November 2021 – 14th February 2022
  • Chief Executive Report on the Draft Plan  29th April 2022
  • Deadline for Motions from councillors  27th May 2022 (this is the current stage)
  • Chief Executive Report in response to motions  24th June 2022
  • Council meetings to discuss amending the draft  5th-7th July 2022
  • Public consultation on Amendments  27th July 2022 – 1st September 2022

Email for Councillors


Subject: Corpus Christi Parish Hall

Dear Councillor,

I am a constituent from < >.

You may be aware through engagement with your constituents, social media and Press of the growing concerns around future plans for Corpus Christi Parish Hall, Home Farm Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. As you are aware the Dublin City Council Development Plan 2022-28 is currently in draft and to this end a significant number of submissions by residents of Drumcondra have been made to DCC in respect of the rezoning of the Parish Hall to Z15 – Community and Amenity.

The reason these submissions have been made is to help protect the hall for future community use. The current status of the hall is Zone 1 – Housing and Residential.

To safeguard the future of the Hall, the following amendments have been requested to be made to the City Development Plan and are relevant to Chapter 14 – Land Use:

1/ That it be expressly clarified within all maps and text of the City Development Plan that Z15 Community and Social Infrastructure zoning applies to the Corpus Christi Parochial Hall building and its frontage consisting of parking and side/front gardens. The building is located on Home Farm Road, Dublin 9.

2/ That it is an express objective of the City Development plan to protect and retain the Corpus Christi Parochial Hall as an important and necessary community amenity in Drumcondra.

I would urge therefore that you support the requested amendments to the City Development Plan and encourage your party colleagues to do the same. Corpus Christi Parish Hall is a vital resource for both Corpus Christi Girls National School and the Community and it is of the utmost importance that it be kept as such in our community.

Kind Regards,

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