ABP rules Baldoyle development as ‘inappropriate’ and ‘excessive’ for scenic coastal community

SD cllr says finally "common sense and good planning prevailed"

by Rose Barrett
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Cllr Joan Hopkins (Social Democrats) has heartily welcomed the decision by An Bord Pleanála (APB appeals board) to refuse planning permission to Lismore homes Ltd for 1, 007 apartments in the quiet coastal community.

ABP refused planning permission on the grounds that the development was excessive in scale and size, also height, and was in conflict with a nearby greenbelt.  The application entailed 16 blocks from four up to 12 storeys high.

Cllr Joan Hopkins (Social Democrats)

Albeit the site for the development was closely located to the Dublin Belfast railway line and only 6-7km from Dublin Airport, ABP ruled that the development would contravene the current development plan which stated that every proposed development must have at least 10 per cent allocated for open spaces/amenity.

Overall the bórd felt the proposed development was totally inappropriate for Baldoyle and that its design and layout was not in keeping with the quiet, scenic coastal village.

Cllr Hopkins (SD) stated: “Now that common sense and good planning have finally prevailed at An Bord Pleanála, we must get on with the important business of building much needed homes.

“Simultaneously, we must create sustainable communities and protect Baldoyle Bay which is a site of International importance – and the nature reserve surrounding it.

“It will be a challenge but it is possible” she concluded but added she will continue to fight for good planning for future generations in Baldoyle.

See previous articles on development in Baldoyle: https://dublingazette.com/dublinlocalmatters/news/housing-baldoyle-government-56423/ and https://dublingazette.com/dublinlocalmatters/news/baldoyle-high-court-56423/

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