Clearance for 131-bed facility sought by Bartra developers
PERMISSION is being sought for the demolition of an industrial unit and a small café on First Avenue in Cookstown Industrial Estate, to make way for a 131-bed ‘transitional care’ facility.
The plans were submitted by Bartra, who last year unsuccessfully appealed South Dublin County Council’s decision to refuse permission for a nursing home and apartment blocks on the same site.
In the developer’s new planning application, permission is being sought for the demolition of all existing one- to three-storey industrial/commercial structures and a small café at Unit 21.
This is to facilitate the proposed development of a one- to five-storey Transitional Care Facility (step-up/step-down) providing 131 bed spaces over a partial basement with a central courtyard.
Provision of dining and kitchen areas, sitting/family rooms, activity rooms, a coffee dock, a hair salon, an oratory, lobbies/reception areas, ancillary offices and staff areas, is included.
Partial provision of a pocket park previously identified in the Tallaght Local Area Plan is included in the proposal.
Vehicular access is to be provided from First Avenue and egress onto Cookstown Road via a one-way system through the subject site.
Other works include internal road and footpaths, interim pedestrian facilities/public realm upgrade works, landscape and boundary treatment works and tree removal.
In terms of parking provision, the proposal contains 76 bicycle-parking spaces, 32 car-parking spaces, set-down parking spaces, one ambulance set-down space serving the facility and delivery/loading areas to First Avenue.
A decision on the application is due from South Dublin County Council by November 10.