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An Bord Pleanála give the go ahead for 158 new homes to be built in Blackrock

An Bord Pleanála give the go ahead for 158 new homes to be built in Blackrock

Plans for a major new housing development on the Old Golf Links Road and Tuite’s Lane in Blackrock have been given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanála subject to revised conditions.

Last June McCaughey Homes Ltd submitted an application to An Bord Pleanála to build 159 new homes beside the existing Cois Farraige development. However the board failed to reach a decision on the strategic housing development in August, advising that it “requires further consideration/amendment”.

This led to a revisiting of the plans with McCaughey’s submitting a pre application request to An Bord Pleanála last December for 166 residential units in the development.

An Bord Pleanála have now decided to give the development the go ahead subject to 23 conditions being met but have only permitted the construction of 158 units in total, comprising of 99 houses, 59 apartments and a creche.

They have asked that plans be amended so that Apartment Block G3 is omitted and its location integrated in to the tertiary open space area shown on the landscape designs. These revised drawings would have to be submitted and agreed upon with the planning authority prior to the commencement of the development.

Amongst other conditions set out includes a stipulation that none of the dwellings will be made available for occupation by the developer until the completion and successful commissioning of the project to provide necessary upgrade and capacity at Blackwater Wastewater Treatment Plant. The homes may also not be occupied until the proposed footpath along the western side of the Old Golf Links Road has been constructed.

As well as the houses, the development would provide for bike and bin stores, 294 car parking spaces, open spaces and the completion of the street network and link roads.

The main access to the Old Golf Links Road would be via the existing estate road shared with the adjoining Cois Farraige estate. There would also be separate access off the Old Golf Links Road to serve four of the proposed houses with pedestrian and cyclist access via Tuite’s Lane. There would also be an extension to the public footpath on the Old Golf Links Road on land in ownership of the applicant.

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