Part VIII - Proposed Forest Adventure Area & Multi-Use Reinforced Grassed Area In Malahide Demesne

Dúnta3 Nol, 2015, 9:00am - 8 Fea, 2016, 5:00pm

Planning and Development Acts, 2000 – 2015

Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations






Pursuant to the requirements of the above, notice is hereby given of the proposed

construction by Fingal County Council of the above facilities.

Fingal County Council proposes to develop a Forest Adventure Area and

Multi-Use Reinforced Grassed Area at Malahide Demesne, Malahide County Dublin.


The proposed Forest Adventure facility will occupy an area of approximately 5 Hectares close to the main car park in the Demesne. It will provide children and adults with an opportunity to climb into and move between the canopies of large mature trees in the woodland in a safe and enjoyable way and will contribute significantly to outdoor amenity in the park. The facility will be designed in a sustainable way to avoid damage to the woodland and will take advantage of existing infrastructure in the park including changing rooms, paths and car parking areas. If approved, the Council will seek expressions of interest from suitably experienced operators to assist with the design, development and management of the facility. Income generated by the activity will be used to help fund woodland management projects in the Demesne.

It is proposed to also develop a Multi-use Reinforced Grass Area adjacent and contiguous to the existing Bridgefield Car Park on the North Eastern side of the Demesne.  The reinforced area will provide a weather independent area in the park, close to Malahide village which can be used for a wide range of activities including overflow car parking, public events and events related activities.  In particular, the area will significantly reduce costs associated with the protection and repair of grass areas required for the management of large scale events in the Village and Demesne.  The area is located close to the terminus of the planned Broadmeadow Way cycle/walkway and will assist with the management of this facility.   The development of this reinforced grass area will require the reconfiguration of sports pitches in the Demesne but will not result in an overall reduction in the sports facilities available for local clubs.             


Details of the proposed facility are available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy thereof from Thursday 3rd December 2015 to Monday 25th January, 2016 at:


Fingal County Council Offices, County Hall, Swords, Co. Dublin, and Civic Offices, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm (open through lunch) and at Malahide Library, The Mall, Malahide, Co Dublin.


Details of the proposed facility also available on the Council’s website


Observations or submissions regarding these proposals are invited from members of the public and other interested parties.


All submissions or observations received during the time period will be taken into consideration before the preparation of a revised proposal. Please note that all submissions will be published to the County Council’s website and personal information such as telephone numbers or e-mail addresses are not required as part of your submission. 


Submissions may be made either online or in writing (one medium only please).


Written submissions or observations should be submitted to:

Senior Executive Officer, Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Swords,  Co. Dublin, K67X8Y2  between 9.00am on1st December 2015  and 4.30pm on Monday 8th February, 2016.


Online submissions may be made through our website:


Senior Executive Officer

3rd December, 2015


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