Cottages and bungalow to make way for 21 new houses
The cottages and bungalow on Whitechurch Road will make way for 21 houses

Cottages and bungalow to make way for 21 new houses

THE DEMOLITION of six cottages and a bungalow on Whitechurch Road in Rathfarnham to make way for the construction of 21 houses has been given the green light by South Dublin County Council.

The bungalow, called Silveracre, and one of the cottages were described as “habitable” by applicant Dungrey Limited, which the remaining structures are noted as being “derelict”.

Specifically, a row of five structures/cottages located along the western boundary of the site are listed in the planning application as derelict.

Dungrey sought permission for the construction of 22 four-bed, three- to four-storey units ranging in size from 197sq.m to 214sq.m, all with associated private balcony/terrace areas.

Vehicular and pedestrian access is proposed via a new entrance on Whitechurch Road.

The proposed development shall provide for 44 car parking spaces, and a new single-storey bicycle storage shed.

The proposal attracted four third-party submissions, where issues such as a potential risk of flooding, the height of the development, and potential overshadowing and overlooking were raised.

On September 21, South Dublin County Council granted permission for the development with a number of revisions included in the conditions of the grant of permission.

One of the proposed 22 units is to be removed, so the development totals 21 houses, while the height of a number of the houses have to be reduced as a condition of the planning permission.

The height reductions include two end-of-terrace houses being reduced to two storeys, while the units fronting Whitechurch Road are to be reduced to three storeys.