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Plans for 584 new homes on Armagh Road remain a possibility

Plans for 584 new homes on Armagh Road remain a possibility

Plans for 584 new homes on the Armagh Road in Dundalk remain a possibility after Louth County Council granted an extension to the developers’ ambitious plans.

Frank and Ronan McArdle, who developed the nearby Lismullen estate, plan to build the two new developments on separate plots on the outskirts of the site.

The first, comprising 496 new homes, was granted planning permission in November 2009, while the other, which is made up of 80 houses, was given the go ahead in October 2009.

Neither project was started due to the downturn in the economy but now the McArdle’s have been given additional time to build the new houses.

The first development consists of 392 houses which would be made up of 47 two beds, 170 three beds, 161 four beds and 14 five beds in detached, semi-detached, terraced and townhouse formats.

There is also plans for 80 apartments/duplex units in six three storey buildings.

As part of the proposal there is also plans for a new village centre area with associated parking, consisting of a site reserved for a primary school (not part of this planning application) and planning permission for three three storey blocks and a separate creche building. The first block would consist of a ground floor retail area with 12 two bed apartments at first and second floor level. The second will comprise eight 3 bed live-work dwellings, incorporating a 42sqm workspace provided at ground floor level in each dwelling. Finally the third block would have four 3 bed live-work dwellings, also incorporating a 42sqm workspace at ground floor level in each dwelling.

All apartments/duplex buildings include open space areas including balcony/terrace areas in all buildings.

The proposal also includes open space areas and all associated site development works including alterations to ground levels, internal roads, service/delivery area, boundary treatments, landscaping and the provision of three new vehicular junctions providing access/egress from the Armagh Road (R177). A pedestrian/cycle only access will also be provided onto the Doylesfort Road.

The McArdle’s have also extended planning permission for a part of the site which previously fell under the administrative areas of Louth County Council. This section, which extends to 3.056 hectares (7.553 acres) consists of 80 houses and associated parking made up of 8 two beds, 24 three beds, 45 four beds and 3 five beds in the form of detached, semi-detached and terraced units two storeys in height and eight apartment/duplex units comprising 2 one beds, 4 two bed and 2 three beds in one three storey building.

This proposal also incorporates open space areas, including terraced/balcony areas to serve apartment/duplex units and all associated site development works including alterations to ground levels, internal roads, landscaping and boundary treatment. A pedestrian/cycle access point is provided onto the Armagh Road.

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