Permission refused for 245 build-to-rent apartments

By Aideen O'Flaherty

PLANS for the development of 245 build-to-rent apartments on Fourth Avenue in Cookstown Industrial Estate have been refused permission by An Bord Pleanála (ABP).

Last year, Steelworks Property Developments Limited lodged an application for a pre-planning consultation with ABP about plans for a 336-unit residential development on Fourth Avenue through the ABP fast-track system. However, ABP deemed the plans invalid.

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The site at the Fourth Avenue in Cookstown

On October 18 last, Steelworks then lodged a planning application with ABP, where they downsized their plans for 336 apartments on Fourth Avenue to 245.

However, this week ABP refused permission for the plans for a number of reasons.

These reasons include concerns that the application “did not include proposals regarding the use and management of supporting communal and recreational amenities”, that it “does not include proposals for childcare facilities”, and that the development “would inhibit the development potential of the adjoining vacant zoned land” as it is not “adequately set back” from the boundary.

Steelworks previously applied for planning permission for a mixed-use residential development on Fourth Avenue and Cookstown Road in 2016. These plans were refused permission by South Dublin County Council.

Cookstown Industrial Estate is already in the midst of extensive residential development, with planning permission being granted to developer Pyrmont Property Developments Limited in 2018 for the construction of a 107-apartment unit development on Second Avenue.

The same developer also received planning permission for a separate 196-unit residential development last July, also to be located on Second Avenue in Cookstown Industrial Estate.

Developer Bartra’s controversial plans for 150 build-to-rent units, in five- to six-storey blocks, and 222 shared-living bedrooms, on First Avenue were refused permission by ABP last June.

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