Sunday 28 December 2008

Castlethorn seeks permission for 23-acre Meath development

Building firm Castlethorn Construction has sought planning permission for almost 350 homes on a 23-acre site at Dunshaughlin in Co Meath.

If approved by Meath County Council, the scheme on Drumree Road will be made up of 41 four-bedroom terraced houses,102 three-bed terraced houses, 48 three-bed duplexes, 48 two-bed duplexes and 103 one and two-bed apartments.

The proposed plan includes 567 parking spaces and open spaces. Castlethorn, headed by Joe O’Reilly, already owns Killeen Castle, a €200 million luxury development in nearby Dunsany in Meath.

Castlethorn also owns the €1 billion Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin and is behind the Adamstown Central mixed-use development in west Dublin.

Separately, developer Ger Handy has lodged an application with Offaly County Council for a mixed-use scheme on a ten-acre site at Clara. His plans includes a hotel, nursing home, assisted-living units, and detached houses, as well as car parks and site works.

The application also includes a change of use of Inchmore House, a protected structure, from a private residence to an 87-bedroom hotel.

It will measure 6,000 square metres with a new 4,398 square metre three-storey wing. Earlier this year, Handy and Arthur O’Brien submitted plans for a €50million housing development in Clara, with 243 new homes, including a fourto five-storey apartment block containing 66 apartments.

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