Revised plans submitted for 166 new homes on Old Golf Links Road in Blackrock
Revised plans have been drawn up for a new housing development on the Old Golf Links Road and Tuite’s Lane in Blackrock.
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 Friday for 166 residential units in the development.
This would comprise of 67 one to three bed apartments/duplexes within 12 two to three storey blocks and 99 two storey two to four bed semi-detached/detached/terraced houses.
There would also be the provision of a creche (c250sqm), 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.
They have also sought permission for all associated site development works, landscaping, boundary treatments and services provision.
A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared as part of the application. The application contains a statement setting out how the proposal will be consistent with the objectives of the Dundalk and Environs Development Plan 2009 – 2015 (as extended). The application contains a statement indicating why permission should be granted for the proposed development, having regard to a consideration specified in section 37(2)(b) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, as amended, notwithstanding that the proposed development materially contravenes a relevant development plan or local area plan other than in relation to the zoning of the land.
A decision on the matter will be made by February 16th.