Residents lodge appeal to Walkinstown plans

Residents lodge appeal to Walkinstown plans

By Maurice Garvey

RESIDENTS have appealed plans to build a three-storey apartment block on Walkinstown Avenue.

Applicants Michael and Charlotte Joyce, received planning permission from Dublin City Council in October for the development.

138 Walkinstown Ave 1 17 November 2016

Plans contains proposals for the demolition of an existing single-storey dwelling and associated outbuildings on the site at Walkinstown Avenue, and construction of a three-storey apartment block with commercial unit at ground level.

At first-floor and second-floor level, there are provisions for three apartments with balconies.

Vehicular access is set from Walkinstown Avenue, and there is provision for four car parking spaces, bicycle parking, bin storage, boundary wall treatments, site works and landscaped open spaces.

A number of local residents objected to the plans with Dublin City Council, and have subsequently lodged a joint appeal with An Bord Pleanála

Residents who have appealed, cite concerns that the proposed development will overlook their homes.

They also cite a previous planning application in 2014 for three townhouses and a medical unit at the site, which was rejected by council planners, with one of the reasons that it would impact the existing dwellings.

Minister of State Catherine Byrne TD, made a submission to the council during the planning stage, supporting residents concerns, and stating the proposal “will result in over-development of the area.”

An Bord Pleanála is due to make a decision by March, 2017.

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