242 apartments at Broomhill have ‘reasonable basis’ for planning
The site on Broomhill Road

242 apartments at Broomhill have ‘reasonable basis’ for planning

PLANS for the development of 242 apartments on Broomhill Road in Tallaght have a “reasonable basis” for the submission of a full planning application, according to An Bord Pleanála (ABP).

The plans were submitted by Garyaron Homes, whose directors include motor rally champion Austin McHale and his sons Gareth and Aaron, for a pre-planning consultation last October.

Pre-planning consultations are held in advance of developers submitting planning applications for Strategic Housing Developments (SHDs).

On February 14, ABP decided that the McHales’ plans had a “reasonable application basis”.

According to South Dublin County Council’s Tallaght Local Area Plan 2020-2026, the overall area of Broomhill and Greenhills is to be “predominantly business with more mixed-use residential” uses.

The surrounding area is the subject of numerous large-scale developments, including the site of the former Gallaher’s cigarette factory on the Greenhills Road, where plans for a €110m residential development consisting of 502 apartments have been approved by An Bord Pleanála.

The former Cable and Wireless site on the corner of Airton Road and Belgard Road is set to house 328 apartments, across two apartment blocks, after developer Power Scaffolding Supplies Ltd was granted planning permission in 2020.

The Agnelli Motors site on the Greenhills Road was the subject of a pre-planning consultation for the development of 241 build-to-rent apartments last year, which An Bord Pleanála ruled “required further consideration/amendment”.

The Tallaght District Heating Network, trading as Heatworks – Ireland’s first publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company, which will provide low carbon heat, sourced from an Amazon data centre on the Belgard Road to local community buildings – is also to be located nearby.

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