Meeting requested by developer over 635-residential unit plan
An artist impression of the Foothills in Killinarden

Meeting requested by developer over 635-residential unit plan

A DEVELOPER has lodged a request for a meeting with South Dublin County Council about a 635-unit residential development in the townlands of Killinarden and Kiltalown in Tallaght.

The Arden Team DAC, comprising Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance, Sisk Living and Kelland Homes, submitted the meeting request under recently enacted Large Residential Developments (LRD) legislation.

LRD legislation replaces the old Strategic Housing Development (SHD) system, which allowed developers to bypass local authorities and submit planning applications directly to An Bord Pleanála.

Part of the LRD legislation requires developers to meet with local authorities before submitting formal planning applications for large-scale residential developments.

In their request for a meeting, the Arden Team outlined their plans for the development which they have called the Foothills, Killinarden.

The proposal is for a mixed-tenure development, comprising 635 residential units in the form of 125 social housing units, 387 affordable housing units and 123 private units.

The residential development will consist of 434 houses, consisting of three two-beds, 417 three-beds, and 14 four-beds.

The plans include 164 duplexes, comprising 120 two-beds and 44 three-beds; and 37 apartments, comprising 18 one-beds and 19 two-beds.

Other aspects of the development include a creche, a community centre, three commercial units, and provision of car and bicycle parking.

A variety of open spaces including new public parks, urban pocket parks and green corridors are included in the submission.

Vehicular, cyclist and pedestrian access to existing public roads, namely the Blessington Road (N81), Killinarden Heights, Hazelgrove and Horan’s Lane is included.

A decision on the Arden Team’s meeting request is due from the council by August 22. Depending on the outcome of the meeting, the applicant may then be able to submit a full planning application.

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