Sunday, 13 July 2008

Planning & Development - Irish Times' Summary

I have been asked to include the following Irish Times's Planning & Development Summary. Here it is.

A selective guide to planning in your area.

An Bord Pleanála


Location: site at junction of Appian Way and Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 6. Proposed Development: erect nine residential units in a five-storey building with all site works. Applicant: Ashwalk Limited.

Location: The Hawthorn Hotel, 44 Main Street, Swords, Co Dublin. Proposed Development: demolish mid-terrace 10-bedroom hotel, bar and ancillary structures and construct a new 30-bedroom hotel with bar and ancillary facilities. Applicant: The New Hawthorn Limited.

Location: Government Buildings, Sullivan's Quay, Cork. Proposed Development: demolish existing Government office building for a mixed use development consisting of retail, offices, hotel, 10-storey tower, car parking and all site works. Applicant: Ascon Property Developments Limited.


Location: Saint Bricins Park, Dublin 7. Proposed Development: demolish existing 68 bedsit-type units for a sheltered housing development comprising 90 sheltered house units in tree blocks, day care centre, Alzheimer unit and associated site works. Applicant: The Circle Voluntary Housing Association (with revised conditions).

Location: Sillogue 8, lands occupied by flats block 73-96 and 97-128 Sillogue Avenue, Ballymun, Dublin 11. Proposed Development: demolish creche and construct 61 dwellings with associated services. Applicant: Fiona Scully, Ballymun Regeneration Limited (with revised conditions).

Location: Jack Restan Displays, Walkinstown Avenue, Dublin 12. Proposed Development: mixed development comprising the demolition of existing building and the erection of two buildings comprising 24 apartments, office, retail and all site works. Applicant: JM and R Restan (with revised conditions).


Location: Woodlawn and Smallacre, Church Road and 43 Watson Road, Killiney, Co Dublin. Proposed Development: demolish two houses for 51 dwellings with associated site development works. Applicant: Highland Estates (Prospect) Limited.

Location: Errigal, Marine Court Centre, James Terrace, Malahide, Co Dublin. Proposed Development: demolish house, office and outbuildings; alterations to 12 James Terrace (protected Structure); construct a four-storey commercial building, one-storey penthouse apartment and site works. Applicant: Val and Mary Keating.

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown


Location: Wesley College Dublin and Dundrum, Methodist Church, Ballinteer Road, Ballinteer, Dublin 16. Proposed Development: (a) new church building and car parking area; closing of the existing Wesley College access along the Old "Ludford House" driveway to motor traffic. A portion of the proposed development is in the vicinity of Ludford House (protected structure). Applicant: The Trustees of the Methodist Church of Ireland.

Location: Laurel Cottage, Lanesville, Monkstown, Co Dublin. Proposed Development: demolish existing cottage for five apartments in two blocks with all site works. Applicant: Brendan Flynn.


Location: Avondale Business Park, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Proposed Development: demolish office buildings on site; the refurbishment of part of Avondale Hall (protected structure) for office use and the construction of two office buildings to provide for a total of 4,657sq m office accommodation. Block A will be a four-storey block and will front onto Carysfort Avenue and Block B will be a three-storey and part four-storey office building. Provision of 45 car parking spaces at basement level and 28 spaces at surface level. Applicant: Halemarket Limited.


Location: 2.6 hectare site Sandyford Gateway at Beacon Court, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Sandyford, Dublin 18. Proposed Development: permission for a mixed use scheme consisting of seven buildings as follows: Building R2 comprises a single-storey podium building and will include local and neighbourhood shops, foyers, plant areas and louvred screen; Buildings A1-A3 will range in height from 12 to 16 storeys and will consist of residential units; Building R1 comprises a single-storey podium and will include local and neighbourhood shops and entrance foyers; Buildings B range in height from six to 10 storeys and will comprise office accommodation, a full height atrium space, entrance foyers and plant; Building C comprises 24 floors and will consist of 19 floors of residential accommodation incorporating a sky garden, leisure facilities and cafe and two- to four-storey podium consisting of health and leisure uses, library, creche, cafes/bars/restaurants. The development will have a gross floor area of 93,226sq m. The residential accommodation will consist of 375 units with three basement car parking levels comprising 1,130 spaces, landscaping and site works. Applicant: Landmark Developments.

Location: Harolds Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Proposed Development: demolish four dwellings and outbuildings and stables on lands known as Deerfield and Grange Hill for 301 apartments. Applicant: Rod McGovern.

Dublin City Council


Location: Cumberland House, 48-61 Fenian Street and 34-40 Boyne Street, Dublin 2. Proposed Development: demolish existing office blocks, substation and car park on site and construct two buildings ranging in height from four to eight storeys. The scheme provides for a mixed use development of office and retail use. Block A will be a seven- or eight-storey building and will have retail and office space. Block B will be a four-storey building and will consist of office space. Provision of 73 car parking spaces, landscaping and site works. Applicant: Morretino Limited.

Location: Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin 1. Proposed Development: erect a building ranging in height from eight to 10 storeys consisting of four levels of basement car parking (314 spaces). The proposed accommodation will consist of reception foyer area, restaurant/cafe bar and multimedia library, office areas. All associated site and development works. Applicant: Dean Waste Company Limited.

Location: Hume House, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Proposed Development: Demolition of Hume House and construction of an office building with a gross floor area of 29,802sq m comprising part seven storeys, part 11 storeys and part 14 storeys with an overall height of 62.27 m. Sixty car parking spaces at basement level. Vehicular and bicycle access/egress is provided from Shelbourne Lane. The proposed development includes 350 bicycle spaces at basement level. Applicant: Mountbrook Riverside IV Development Limited.

Location: 65 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. Proposed Development: The change of use of Number 65 Fitzwilliam Square and the mews building to the rear from office to residential use. The development will include minor works to the external facades consisting of the cleaning of stonework plinth and sills to the front and rear facades and minor repairs to the slate roofs, minor internal alterations will consist of works to renew the existing original hardwood windows, doors and other joinery items, the repair of plasterwork, repainting, the removal and construction of contemporary partitions and the addition of a new kitchen. The development will also include minor works to the roof, door and window joinery of the mews and the reconfiguration internally of the existing staircase. Applicant: John Ronan.


Location: rear of Russell Court Hotel, 21-25 Harcourt Street, adjoining site at rear 26 Harcourt Street and 3,4 and 5 Camden Place, Dublin 2 (protected structure). Proposed Development: permission for extension to rear of hotel. The proposed development will consist of a three-storey building with penthouse setback over basement levels at 3,4 and 5 Camden Place which will be linked to rear of existing modern extension at rear of hotel. The development will also include the demolition of existing two-storey dwelling located at the rear of 26 Harcourt Street, to be rebuilt to two storeys and connecting into the rear of the Russell Court Hotel. Construction of three-storey building with penthouse setback consisting of (a) reception area, banqueting hall and ancillary service areas, (b) 20 guest bedrooms, lifts and stairs on first and second floors, (c) entertainment lounge, holding kitchen, lifts and stairs at penthouse level. Provision of 38 car parking spaces. Applicant: Triglen Holdings Limited.

Location: site at Baggot Street Upper to north (including 27-33 Baggot Street Upper) and Fleming's Place to south (including Fleming's House) and The Durrow Mews) 16 Fleming Place), Dublin 4. Proposed Development: demolish all existing structures on site and construct a mixed use building with building heights ranging between five and eight storeys with a setback nine-storey penthouse. The development will consist of office space, gym and retail space. A double-level basement car park with 125 car parking spaces, landscaping and site works. Applicant: Pewley CMBS (Propco) Limited.

South Dublin


Location: Ashleaf Shopping Centre, Crumlin Cross, Dublin 12. Proposed Development: demolition of 3,559sq m, the refurbishment of 2,960sq m, the continued use of 12,394sq m and the reorganisation of existing floorspace and new construction, resulting in a total gross floor space of 28,084sq m, excluding car parking at basement level of 14,482sq m. The proposed development will consist of an increase of retail space from 7,857sq m to 10,926sq m, an increase in office use from 2,367sq m to 2,653sq m, an increase in the medical centre from 247sq m to 323sq m, the decrease of non-retail services from 714sq m to 238sq m and a decrease in public bars from 3,209sq m to 214sq m, the provision of an 80-bed aparthotel and 40 residential units comprising four one-bed apartments, 33 two-bed apartments, three three-bed apartments and an increase in car parking by 11 spaces to 557 spaces. The scheme will be arranged over five levels. Applicant: Gary Smith.

Location: Kishogue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Proposed Development: Park and Ride facility with 400 car spaces over three levels and associated circulation and ancillary areas to serve Kishogue Rail Station. Permission is sought for landscaping, ancillary development, taxi rank, bicycle shelter and all associated site and development works. The proposed development is within the boundary of the proposed Clonburris Strategic Development zone. Applicant: Burris Properties Ltd. DECISION TO GRANT

Location: Adamstown, Lucan, Co Dublin. Proposed Development: 39 apartments (seven one-bed units, 23 two-bed units and nine three-bed units) in a four-storey building over basement with a total gross floor area of 3,496sq m. A total of 39 car parking spaces including 3 disabled parking spaces to be provided at basement level accessed via a ramped entrance road. Private and semi-private open space to cater for the development is provided in a mix of balconies, terraces, and semi-private landscaped gardens. Forty bicycle parking spaces are proposed at basement level, with a further 12 bicycle parking spaces for visitors provided at surface level. The development will take place entirely within the boundaries of Adamstown Strategic Development Zone. Applicant: Castlethorn Construction.



Location: site of Kenure Park, east of Kenure Woods and west of Golden Ridge Residential development, Rush, Co Dublin. Proposed Development: erect 91 dwelling units which will form Phase 3 of residential development to consist of 67 townhouses and a three-storey apartment block comprising 242 two-bed units. Provision of 152 car parking spaces, landscaping and site works. Applicant: Knightstone Construction Limited.


Location: The Rath, Rowlestown, Swords, Co Dublin. Proposed Development: erect 18 detached two-storey dormer type dwellings comprising four three-bed, 10 four-bed and four five-bed units. Applicant: J Callan and G Duffy.

Location: Donabate Railway Station. Proposed Development: works within and adjacent to the curtilage of a protected structure comprising the construction of 145 additional car parking spaces including 18 parking bays. Taxi/car set-down area, bicycle storage and associated site works including lighting and boundary fencing. Applicant: Iarnród Éireann.

Compiled by Mary Hetherington

The Irish Times

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