Residential development set for Citywest Road and Magna Drive

By Aideen O'Flaherty

CITYWEST Road and Magna Drive in Citywest looks set to be a hub of residential development, after a developer received planning permission for 463 dwellings at that site last month.

Glenveagh Homes Limited, who bought the site in 2018, plans to construct 353 apartments across seven apartment blocks, 89 houses, and 21 duplex apartments across two three-storey buildings.

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Glenveagh receive planning for 463 dwellings

The plans were lodged with An Bord Pleanála (ABP) last February, through the planning authority’s fast-track Strategic Housing Development scheme.

In their application, the developer proposed that there would be 22 studio apartments, 65 one-bed apartments, 242 two-beds, and 24 three-bedroom apartments.

The houses are to consist of 51 two-bedroom dwellings, 20 three-bedroom houses and 18 four-bedroom houses.

The duplex apartments, which are to be housed across two three-storey buildings, are to consist of 17 two-bed units and four three-bed units.

Provision for a community building, 401 car-parking spaces, 364 bicycle spaces, and public open space areas is also included in the application.

Vehicular access to the proposed development will be provided by the Citywest Road (N82), and will include pedestrian crossings and works, while secondary vehicular and pedestrian access is to be provided by lands to the north of the subject site.

ABP granted permission for the development last month with a number of conditions, including the submission of a Mobility Management Strategy, drainage arrangements, and a Construction Management Plan, all of which are to be submitted before building works commence on site.

Work on Glenveagh’s existing construction sites around the country recommenced, on a phased basis, late last month, after building work ground to a halt in late March as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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