Consent granted for 121 houses

by Emma Nolan

Permission has been granted for the construction of 121 dwellings at Station Road in Portmarnock.
Circleside Limited with John Spain Associates submitted the application on June 2, 2015 and Fingal County Council subsequently granted permission on January 28 this year.
The proposal will see construction of the development take place on the site of a two-storey house called Dun Dearg Na Saille, (which is to be demolished), located to the east of The Kilns and to the west of The Links.
The plans state that the dwellings will consist of 65 houses and 56 apartments on the approximately 2.38 hectares site.
Some 18 of the houses will be three bedroom, two-storey units; 45 will be four bedroom, two-and-a-half-storey units; and two will be five bedroom, two-and-a-half-storey units.
The apartment building will consist of a north, south and centre block over a one level basement car park. The apartments themselves, of which there will be 54 two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units, will all have a balcony or a terrace.
The development also includes vehicular and pedestrian access from Station Road and all associated site and infrastructural works, including foul and surface water drainage, surface and underground car parking, open space, landscaping, boundary treatments, bin stores, an electricity sub-station, internal roads and footpaths.
No appeals have been made on this decision; however, there were some observations submitted before permission was granted, highlighting the high-density of the original plans.
Fingal County Council’s permission was granted on the basis that the planners omit three dwellings to facilitate a revised building line. A number of other modifications to the original plans were requested by the council.
For example, the applicant was also asked to indicate the proposed footpath, cyclepath and road dimensions on to the site layout and include the landscaping measures proposal for along Station Road.
They were also asked to undertake an up-to-date bat survey and a bird assessment of the site to allow for an adequate assessment of the ecological impact of the proposed development.

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