Sunday 8 March 2009

Bailey plans six-storey scheme on D4 house site

DEVELOPER TOM BAILEY of Bovale Developments is having another go at developing the grounds of Dunluce, a property off Anglesea Road, in Ballsbridge that he paid a hefty price for in 2005.

Back then, in the feeding frenzy that was the Dublin 4 market, he had a battle at auction, paying €6.2 million for the modern detached house with grounds running down to the Dodder - a perfect spot for upscale apartments. He’s now looking to build 28 apartments in four blocks rising to six storeys on the 0.49-hectare site, which involves demolishing Dunluce.

The proposal is also for 32 car-parking spaces at surface level.

The access from Anglesea Road would be widened to a carriageway width of 4.6m.

In 2007 Bailey was refused planning permission by An Bord Pleanála to build 36 homes on the prime Dublin 4 site in a five and six-storey apartment block. This overturned planning permission granted by Dublin City Council.

The site is accessed via a private laneway off Anglesea Road. It runs down to the River Dodder and backs onto Merrion Cricket Ground. Last time around 11 appeals were submitted to An Bord Pleanála and concerns included the risk of flooding.

The board pointed to the restricted nature of the entrance to the site, and said the apartments would result in overdevelopment of the site.

Irish Times

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