Additional info sought for 126 units in Cookstown

By Aideen O'Flaherty

Additional information has been requested in relation to the proposed development of 126 residential units on Second Avenue in Cookstown Industrial Estate, Tallaght.

Applicant Prymount Property Development Limited has proposed that the development will consist of 126 apartments, to be housed in three blocks, two commercial units, a community room, a crèche and a gym.

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There are provisions for a landscaped courtyard, a bicycle store with 88 bicycle spaces, an underground car park providing 152 parking spaces, refuse stores, attenuation tank and plant areas.

The submission contains plans for the underground car park to provide spaces for eight wheelchair users, with access to the car park being provided from Second Avenue.

It is proposed that Block A, fronting Second Avenue, will comprise 49 apartments, to consist of one studio apartment, seven one bed-apartments and 31 two-bed apartments.

It is proposed that the block, with a maximum height of five storeys, will contain private balcony spaces for the proposed housing units and a 259.1 sq m gym on the ground floor.

There are plans for Block B, fronting Cookstown Way, to contain 49 apartments, consisting of four studios, 18 one-bed apartments, 23 two-bed apartments and four three-bed apartments all with private balcony spaces.

The submission contains plans for Block B to be a building that is partially five storeys high, rising to seven storeys, with two commercial units, a crèche and a community room on the ground floor.

It is proposed that Block C will be located in the southwest corner of the site, to house 29 apartments consisting of 11 one-bed apartments, eight two-bed apartments and ten three-bed apartments, all with private balcony spaces.

There are plans for the block to be partially five storeys, rising to seven storeys, with an ESB substation and switch room located on the ground floor.

Four different community and residents’ groups have lodged objections to the proposed development on a number of issues.

These issues include concerns about traffic congestion, the height of the proposed development, lack of availability in nearby schools for increased student numbers, and the potential for anti-social behaviour.

South Dublin County Council requested additional information about the proposed development on a number of points.

These include the submission of revised drawings, which will include the omission of the six-storey and seven-storey elements of the proposed development, as five storeys are considered the maximum height allowed in the location.

The council has also requested that the applicant submit revised drawings for the site and a landscape master plan.

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