Plans are to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála for 604 apartments and duplex units to be constructed at Milltown Park in Ranelagh.
The plans include a 12-storey high apartment block comprising of 88 studios, 262 one bed apartments, 242 two bed apartments and 12 three bed units. While the majority of the properties will be part of the build-to-rent scheme, the proposal also includes an additional 67 build-to-sell apartments and duplex homes.
Labour Cllr Dermot Lacey said while he didn’t want to make a knee-jerk response, he wanted to see the plans as he had concerns over the development: “My approach is always to try and be positive about new housing. I am arranging to see the plans at present but have concerns about reported heights and proximity to existing houses. In addition the volume of build to rent rather than more permanent homes is a concern.”
He added: “I am surprised and disappointed however that the developer chose not to engage with local representatives before submitting the plans, in my experience such approaches help all parties.”
The current plans are a scaled down version of the 714 build-to-rent and 131 build-to-sell proposals that Sandford Living Ltd raised last year during the pre-planning consultations with the planning board.
Similar plans are being submitted for Clontarf, which would see apartments and other facilities such as a gym and event room being proposed for a site north of Seafield Road.