The proposed relocation of the buffer zone to the north would: shift the substantial quantum of commercial development proposed within the Draft
SDZ Planning Scheme into lands under the ownership of Dublin Port, and undermine
Dublin Ports operations and growth;
conflict with Dublin Ports Masterplan; result in the western and southern portions of the Buffer being located within the South Port Access Road/Eastern By-Pass Corridor reservation, with the result that there may be no building to act as a buffer; It is unlikely that the 80,000-100,000sqm of commercial development proposed within the SDZ Planning Scheme could be delivered in these circumstances and will result in a poorly delivered scheme.
The failure to deliver the ‘Commercial Buffer’ and the associated the built or ‘shield’ element will result in further conflicts with the Key Principles of the SDZ, notably Section 2.4.2 notably Section 2.3.1 ‘Create a Sustainable Neighbourhood’ and Section 2.4.3 ‘Protect and Enhance the Amenity of Residents’.