Residents oppose Clondalkin apartments plan

By Maurice Garvey

RESIDENTS have objected to plans for an apartment development at a former service station on Monastery Road in Clondalkin.

Applicants Chimway Ltd, whose directors are Brian Fagan and John Ryall, are seeking permission to develop a four-storey apartment building to provide 22 two-bed apartments (eight one-bed and 14 two-bed units).

Monastery Road site 31092017

Chimway initially lodged plans with South Dublin County Council in April, for 22 apartments in a three-storey building at the site, but re-submitted a new planning application on August 18.

Plans contain proposals for the demolition of existing structures and forecourt canopy at the former Esso site.

A number of resident groups objected to the plans during the first planning application, including Monastery Heights, Monastery Rise and Floraville Residents Association.

The main concerns by residents surround the proposed height of the development, which they feel will overlook their properties, and have a potential impact on parking, and that the density of the development is considered excessive given its location.

Submissions were lodged by Fianna Fáil TD John Curran, and Cllrs Trevor Gilligan and Breeda Bonner.

SDCC requested more info from the previous planning application, stating the density of the proposed development at 68 dwellings per hectare “is excessive when measured against the density of the surrounding areas.”

Planners noted the applicant should be given the opportunity to address the issue and submit a revised proposal.

The latest plans contain proposals for private balconies on the apartments, with a communal open space, and 24 car-parking and bicycle spaces.

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