Traders site development – additional information sought following objections

Traders site development – additional information sought following objections

By Laura Lyne

ADDITIONAL information on an application for the re-development of the former McHughs site and Traders pub in Greenhills has been requested, following a number of objections to the proposed development by local residents and representatives.

The development, which will see the demolition of the current Traders pub building and the construction of 26 apartments, five retail units and an off licence, a doctor’s surgery and the relocation and reconstruction of the pub.

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Parking for the development is also proposed through the provision of 27 on street car parking spaces on St James’ Road and Limekiln Green.

A number of submissions on the application raised concerns and objected to the development in its current form.

The concerns raised included the increase in traffic and noise due to the development, the proposed removal of newly planted trees, the height of the buildings, the introduction of on-street car parking and a proposal to narrow the entrance to Limekiln Green.

Other concerns raised include the number of entrances to the development, the location of the commercial units, the loss of privacy due to the proposed balconies and no provision for a play space for children.

In its request for additional information, South Dublin County Council asked for a revised site layout to address concerns about traffic, access and parking, and for the applicant to revise the location of windows on one of the apartments to address concerns surrounding privacy.

A site survey that includes recently installed landscape changes in the area is also requested, along with steps that will be taken to ensure sufficient tree-planting.

The decision for additional information was granted on April 18 – the applicant, Double E Investments Ltd, must submit the additional information within six months of the grant date, or the application will be considered withdrawn.

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