Developer lodges ABP appeal after Prospect House decision
Prospect House is a protected structure

Developer lodges ABP appeal after Prospect House decision

THE DEVELOPERS of Prospect House have lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanala following South Dublin County Council’s decision to refuse permission for the refurbishment and extension of the protected structure.

Located on Stocking Lane in Rathfarnham, the local authority had refused permission after a number of submissions were lodged by residents living nearby.

In one of the reasons to refuse permission, the council said: “The proposed development would detract from the Protected Structure on the basis of inappropriate height, mass (i.e. one single long block) and architectural design (materials, articulation and finishes). The proposal would be an irreparable detriment to the setting and visual integrity of Prospect House, the protected structure”.

Plans lodged were for the demolition of some existing structures on site, the internal modification, reconfiguration and refurbishment of and extension to Prospect House and the renovation and modification of its associated coach house to provide for a 4-bed dwelling with associated private open space and car-parking provision.

Also included in the plans was the re-opening of a gap between Prospect House and its detached coach house to the rear to provide a gated access into the new communal gardens proposed to the west of Prospect House; reconstruction of the Gate Lodge (in ruins) to provide for a two-bed, single storey dwelling with associated private open space and car-parking.

The plans include the provision of one apartment block (three-storey plus setback penthouse level) to the western side of Prospect House to provide for 22 residential units (11 one-bedroom units and 11 two bedroom units) over a single-storey basement comprising a total of 25 car-parking spaces, two motor-bike spaces and 40 bicycle-parking spaces.