Need for more sites zoned for residential say hotel owners
THE Draft County Development Plan “does not provide for a sufficient quantity of residentially zoned lands” in Citywest and Fortunestown, according to the owners of the Citywest Hotel.
In their submission on the draft development plan, the owner and operator of the Citywest Hotel, Cape Wrath Hotel Limited, said there was a need for more sites zoned for residential uses in the aforementioned areas – including lands owned by the hotel.
At present, three parcels of land surrounding the hotel, which are under the ownership of Cape Wrath, are zoned for open space.
These lands should instead be zoned for residential uses, according to Cape Wrath, as the company has “considerable resources” and is “eager to maximise the use of their landholding in such a way so as to positively contribute to the existing and growing community at Citywest and Fortunestown.
“The size of the parcels (43ha in total) presents a unique opportunity to deliver a range of different unit types and also to contribute to a range of different housing tenures including social, affordable, [and] senior living,” according to Cape Wrath.
The landholdings are also “particularly well suited” to providing new residential developments due to their proximity to public transport, said the company.
They added that they have “a proven commitment” to bringing forward lands for residential development, such as the SHD on Garter Lane which is to provide older age and affordable housing.