Plans for road through Ballymount Industrial Estate should be scrapped
The large site in Ballymount Industrial Estate

Plans for road through Ballymount Industrial Estate should be scrapped

PLANS for the construction of a road going through “one of the last large-scale, undeveloped enterprise/employment zoned sites” in Ballymount Industrial Estate should be scrapped, according to the landowner.

John Spain Associates, acting on behalf of the landowner Park Developments, with an address in Carrickmines, stated this in their submission on the Draft County Development Plan.

When Park Developments purchased the Calmount Road site in 2004, they did so with the intention of bringing forward “an employment-generating” use, but this was shelved as a result of the economic downturn.

As for future plans for the site, according to the submission: “There is significant demand for large-scale warehouse/logistics units in the Dublin area and the landowner has immediate interest in this site for such a unit, and therefore intends to bring forward a planning application in the short term.”

However, while these plans adhere to the enterprise and employment zoning of the site, it could be “potentially compromised” by a “north-south road proposal” that’s been suggested for the site. The six-year road proposal is contained in the Draft County Development Plan, and the landowner is requesting the omission of the Calmount Road aspect of the proposal as it “will adversely impact the development potential of the site”.

They added that there is “no strategic planning benefit to the road proposal” and they “question the justification or demand for a road proposal” through their site.

The amendment that Park Developments is seeking specifically relates to the Greenhills Road and Upgrade Links objective, which contains plans for new link roads to Ballymount Avenue, Limekiln Road and Calmount Road.

Park Developments wants the Calmount Road portion of the plans to be removed from the objective.

“This submission requests that this objective be removed,” they concluded.

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