Sunday 11 January 2009

Cosgrave In A Fair Way With New Dun Laoghaire Plans

Cosgrave Developments is planning a €300m development on the former Dun Laoghaire Golf Club land in south Dublin. Last year An Bord Pleanála gave the go-ahead for 856 residential units, an office building, supermarket and shops on the southern part of the 78-acre site and the developer has now sought permission for another 65,000 square metres of development on the northern part.

The new scheme will comprise 605 residential units, most of them apartments in buildings of up to seven storeys. It is also planning five parks with a total land area of over 7.5 acres.

In a separate application, the developer is also seeking permission to develop a bowls club on part of the land. The northern area of the site is 40 acres and the new planning applications encompass only part of it.

Cosgrave took control of the 78-acre golf club after agreeing a land swap with the members that included a €20m fee and the provision of a new 27-hole course at Ballyman Glen on the Dublin-Wicklow border.

The Dun Laoghaire course was rezoned in 2004 after then environment minister Martin Cullen ruled the local authority had failed to rezone enough land for residential use.

Cosgrave Developments is part of the Cosgrave Property Group owned by Joe, Mick, Peter, Willie and Helen Cosgrave. Their assets include the Radisson Hotel in south Dublin and land around Greystones and Bray in Wicklow. They also own high rise offices at George's Quay in Dublin city centre and Westend retail park in Blanchardstown in Dublin 15.

Sunday Tribune

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