Plans for 18 new homes at Lisdoo rejected by council
Plans for 18 new houses at Lisdoo on the Doylesfort Road have been rejected by Louth County Council.
Seamus Spaight lodged a planning application with Louth County Council in August seeking permission for the new development which was to be made up of 8 three bedroom end-of-terrace houses and 10 two bed mid-terrace houses.
However Louth County Council last week opted to refuse permission for the proposed development on four counts.
Firstly, they found that the development would contravene the objectives of the Core Strategy of the Dundalk & Environs Development Plan 2009-2015 (as extended). They also found that the design and layout of the development and associated open space “does not have due regard to the site context, existing residential development or local features, including ringfort/rath and mature trees.” They added that the development “does not represent efficient use of zoned land or promote distinctiveness, inclusivity or variety” while the design and layout was considered “substandard”.
It was also found that “the application documentation fails to demonstrate adequate sightlines or compliance with the Design Manual for Urban Roads and Streets in relation to the site access, road and footpath design and engineering requirements.” The planners said they were not satisfied that that proposal would not create a traffic hazard.
Finally the surface water management system proposed to cater for the development did not include necessary soil infiltration test results with the method of attenuation deemed “substandard” on the basis it did not take into account the potential for surface water run-off from the rath/ringfort into the proposed development.