Peter McVerry Trust granted permission for 10 dwellings
THE Peter McVerry Trust has been granted planning permission for their contentious plans to knock down an existing house and build 10 new dwellings at sites in Kiltipper.
The location is the combined sites of The Priory – not to be confused with the church in Tallaght Village – and Leabeg, both off the Kiltipper Road.
Plans include the demolition of a single storey detached dwelling with single storey extensions to the rear and a single storey rear ancillary shed, boiler house shelter and septic tank removal at Leabeg.
The Priory building is not affected by this application.
However, the demolition of ancillary buildings at the Priory site, including the single storey detached rear building, gas boiler enclosure, boundary palisade/timber fences that connect both sites and removal of a septic tank is being pursued.
Proposals include the construction of 10 one-bedroom, single-storey houses in three blocks.
Shortly after the planning application was lodged in October last year, it attracted five objections from local residents.
Concerns raised in some of the objections include their view that the planning application is “misleading” as The Priory isn’t noted as being a homeless hostel, while others voiced concerns over the narrow roads and the potential traffic issues, with one objector stating the proposal is “far too dangerous, risky and expensive for this location”.
Last December, South Dublin County Council requested additional information from the Peter McVerry Trust, including details about roads access, pedestrian facilities and bin store location. The council also requested a revised report showing surface water attenuation calculations for the proposed development.
In relation to the claims raised in third-party submissions about The Priory not being described as a hostel, the council requested additional information to clarify, including information on the number of rooms, number of staff, and the capacity of the hostel.
The Peter McVerry Trust submitted the additional information on June 2, with the local authority then granting permission for the development on June 29 last.