Owner seeks to re-zone land with six protected structures
LANDS at the Green Isle Road in Clondalkin containing six protected structures should be rezoned from open space to instead facilitate new residential development.
This is according to Finlay Colley, the owner of the site known as Kilmatead which houses protected structures including two mill ponds and a two-storey mill.
The site is currently zoned under the open space objective which aims to preserve and provide for open space and recreational amenities.
However, Finlay Colley requested that a section of Kilmatead be rezoned for new residential development. The subject sections are described by Finlay Colley as ‘developable areas’ that, according to the maps in the submission, do not encroach on the protected structures at the site.
An illustrative master plan provided in the submission outlines plans for the development of 13 new four-/five-bedroom houses in the east and west of the Kilmatead site.
“The site is an established residential location that provides a mixture of detached houses and townhouses,” according to the submission.
“There is now a good opportunity to expand this existing residential location with a small development of new homes.
“To assist with the delivery of new homes, our client requests part of the Site is rezoned to Objective RES-N ‘New Residential’.”
It is noted in the submission that vehicular and pedestrian access to the proposed development would be available from the shared route off Green Isle Road, and additional planting around the site would be incorporated “to ensure there was no adverse visual impact on Corkagh Park”.