Residents appeal apartment block plans at Hayden’s Lane
CONTENTIOUS plans for the construction of three apartment blocks on Hayden’s Lane in Adamstown, Lucan, have been appealed to An Bord Pleanála by local residents.
The plans for the proposed development were submitted by Jackie Greene Construction last December, and the developer secured planning permission from the council last month.
The proposal includes the construction of three apartment blocks, with heights of three- to five-storeys, to house a total of 74 apartments.
The apartments are to be provided in the form of 20 one-bed, 48 two-bed and six three-bed units, all with associated private balconies and terraces.
Vehicular and pedestrian access is to be provided from Hayden’s Lane to the north west of the site, while pedestrian access is from Griffeen Park to the south east of the site.
Provision of car and bicycle parking, public and communal spaces, bin stores and all associated site development and clearance works is included.
The application received over 30 third-party submissions, where concerns were raised about a potential impact on residential amenity, such as overshadowing, it being “intrusive” to the existing streetscape, the “excessive density” of it and a lack of open spaces and amenities.
Other issues raised by the objectors include the potential impact on traffic, access, and parking due to an increase in traffic and parking as a result of the development, while objections were also lodged against the removal of mature trees which form part of the plans.
South Dublin County Council granted permission for the development on July 11, however three Lucan residents, namely Patricia Houston, Jennifer Doherty and John Ormond, lodged an appeal this month against this decision.
The appeal was lodged on a number of grounds, including density, height and distance of the development, the potential for a traffic hazard, parking concerns, flooding, and concerns that there is no “dwelling mix” in the development.
A decision on the appeal has not yet been made by An Bord Pleanála.