13 objections lodged against 22-unit housing development

13 objections lodged against 22-unit housing development

PERMISSION has been granted for the demolition of two existing dwellings on Green Lane in Rathcoole, to make way for the construction of a 22-unit housing development, despite attracting 13 third-party submissions.

Applicants Brian and Theresa Prendergast, who submitted their application for planning permission last September, outlined plans for the development of two three-bed units with study, 18 four-bed units, and two four-bed units with study.

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It was proposed that the units would be two-storeys high, with a mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached units.

Provisions for public open space, landscaping to include boundary treatment underground services and utilities, and road, footpath and cycle infrastructures were included in the application.

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Plans for 44 surface car parking spaces were included, to be housed in a combination of in-curtilage and grouped parking.

The Prendergasts’ also sought permission for the construction of a new footpath with new development entrance piers, and amendments to the existing roadway at St Anne’s Terrace.

It was proposed that the development would be contained on a site bounded to the west by Green Lane, to the north-west by St Anne’s Terrace and by Blackthorn Hill residential estate, to the north-east and south by greenfield lands and to the east by greenfield lands and by Rathcoole Boys Football Club.

Thirteen third-party objections from local residents were lodged in relation to the plans for the development, which cited a number of concerns.

These concerns included amendments to the existing layout of St Anne’s Terrace, potential issues with traffic, and sewage infrastructure and flooding.

South Dublin County Council granted permission for the development on April 9.

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