Planning permission for Cobh apartments development appealed

Planning permission for Cobh apartments development appealed

Oscar Fusion Ltd had proposed to construct 27 apartments - 21 of which would be in five three storey buildings, and six apartments were proposed for a three/four storey building.

An Bord Pleanála will rule by March 1 next year if a development in Cobh will be permitted to proceed, after the grant of planning by Cork County Council was appealed.

Oscar Fusion Ltd had proposed to construct 27 apartments - 21 of which would be in five three storey buildings, and six apartments were proposed for a three/four storey building.

Three two-storey townhouses were also proposed for the site at Newtown, Ringmeen, Cobh.

County Hall’s planning department gave the go-ahead subject to 54 conditions, but that decision has now been appealed by a third party.

Among the issues highlighted by the appellant is what they describe as the “already high levels of anti-social behaviour” in the area which would be exacerbated by the addition of a public access to the development from a retail outlet premises’ rear service yard.

The appellant is also concerned there will be a large overflow of cars which will “impact hugely on Willowbank”, while concern is also raised about a lack of privacy which could be caused by the height and location of the proposed Block A apartments.

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