‘Priory’ plans for 10 new houses attract objections on traffic issues
Peter McVerry Trust has given additional information to authorities

‘Priory’ plans for 10 new houses attract objections on traffic issues

ADDITIONAL information has been submitted by the Peter McVerry Trust for their plans to knock down an existing house and build 10 new dwellings at sites in Kiltipper, Tallaght.

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.

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, bin store location, and 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 additional information on June 2.

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