An Bord Pleanála has granted Rockridge Developments permission to demolish a house at Knockree, Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines, Dublin 18, and build around 64 apartments in four blocks despite an appeal by An Taisce who said the development would fail to retain natural features of the site.
An Taisce criticised the development saying it would involve excessive excavation and would not retain rock outcrops and mature trees. Another concern was that the southern and eastern part of the site adjoins lands zoned as high amenity under the development plan.
Three people living near the site cited overlooking, loss of residential amenity and the impact of excavation and rock breaking on their properties as grounds for appeal.
However, the An Bord Pleanála inspector said the scheme would provide for higher density residential development on zoned and serviced land close to a proposed Luas line and said it would be in keeping with the emerging character of area.
However, a planning condition reduced the number of apartments sought by the developer by around 10 and said windows on the western elevation of one of the blocks should be removed or replaced by obscured glazing.
The Irish Times