Sunday 8 April 2018

Board grants Strategic Housing Development application at Fortunestown Lane and Garter Lane, Saggart, Co. Dublin

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for a residential development, as submitted by Greenacre Residential DAC at Fortunestown Lane and Garter Lane, Saggart, Co. Dublin.

The development will consist of 526 number dwelling units comprising 262 number three-bed 2-storey terraced units (ranging from 115 square metres to 132 square metres), 197 number four-bed two and three-storey terraced and end of terrace units (ranging from 131 square metres to 169 square metres) and 37 number two-bed duplex units and 30 number 2-bed apartments (ranging from 90 square metres to 96 square metres) in two and three-storey residential blocks and all associated private amenity spaces comprising gardens and terraces/balconies

The application was submitted to An Bord Pleanála under section 4 of the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 on 21st December 2017 and decided on 26th March 2018.

The application process included a period of public consultation and followed completion of a pre-application consultation with An Bord Pleanála and the relevant local authority.  

The key documents relating to the Board’s decision are available as follows: 

Board Order
Board Direction
Inspector’s Report

This was a straightforward planning application and assessment because the lads were zoned for residential development under both the South Dublin County Development Plan 2016-2022 and the policies and objectives in the Fortunestown Local Area Plan 2012. Also, there is considerable availability in the area of social and transport infrastructure including the Luas.

It would be helpful in the future if all possible Strategic Housing Development sites were identified during the drafting of County Development Plans and Local Area Plans. Those living near to these sites should be clear that such proposals are likely. These projects should not come as a surprise.

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