Plans to reconfigure extension to create additional bedrooms at nursing home
Millbrook Manor Nursing home in Sagagart

Plans to reconfigure extension to create additional bedrooms at nursing home

PLANS to reconfigure an already approved extension to a nursing home to create additional bedrooms have been approved by South Dublin County Council.

Woodlawn Building Services Ltd has been granted planning permission to create additional floor area of 82sq.m at ground floor and 35sq.m at first floor of Millbrook Manor Nursing Home.

This additional floor space is to allow for the reconfiguration of four double bedrooms to eight single rooms at the nursing home located on Slade Road in Saggart.

Included in the now-approved plans is a new ground floor storeroom and enclosing fire exit stairs along with the relocation of eight car parking spaces to extend the existing carpark.

Proposed material finishes are to match previously approved changes to the previously granted extension.

The previously approved application was to provide 16-beds and extension of existing dining area across a new part-one part-two-storey extension to the original building.

This reconfiguration was approved, subject to seven conditions, by the local planning authority on March 2, 2022.

One of the conditions is to provide five per cent of vehicular parking spaces for mobility impaired users and 10 per cent should be equipped with electrical vehicle charging points.

The developer is also required to provide a detailed landscape and planting plan for the proposed development for the written agreement of the planning authority.

Within six months of the commencement of the development or during the first planting season, the proposed planting plan, to include tree and hedgerow planting, shall be completed according to a condition.

There is a requirement to submit €5,000 in a “hedgerow bond” to the local authority to ensure the protection of the existing boundary hedge and trees to be retained on site.

In granting permission, the council deemed the planning application to be in accordance with planning policies and objectives, and was therefore in accordance “with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area”.

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