The developers behind a 45-unit development in Cork city have appealed against the refusal of planning permission by City Hall’s planning department.
According to appeal documentation lodged with An Bord Pleanála, the decision did “not come as a shock to the applicant and the attitude towards the development has been negative from the outset.”
The proposals, from Dennehy's Cross Construction Limited, would have seen the demolition of an existing garage on the site formerly known as, 'Dennehy's Cross Garage', Model Farm Road, and the construction of 12 one-bed units, 29 two-bed units and four three-bed units.
Appeal documentation states the proposal is for a “modest development” and that the scale is in keeping with other types of developments being granted.
“It is contended that the reasons for refusal do not constitute substantial enough reasons to refuse much needed development in this area along one of the most strategically important public transport corridors outside Dublin,” the document adds.
“It is considered that the local authority has failed to see the ‘big picture’ planning gain of providing much needed housing at this location.”
An Bord Pleanála are due to rule on the proposed development in late February 2021.