Green light for major housing development in Douglas

Green light for major housing development in Douglas
New proposed housing at Maryborough Ridge in Douglas. Pic: Glenveagh Properties

A major new housing development in Douglas has been given the green light.

An Bord Pleanála has granted conditional permission to Glenveagh Homes Limited to develop almost 450 homes in Moneygurney.

The site is part of a larger residential development at Maryborough Ridge, which has developed sequentially over a number of years.

The Strategic Housing Development will include 449 residential units composed of 315 two, three and four-houses, as well as 46 duplex-apartments and 88 apartments, between three and five storeys in height.

Forty-five units will be provided as part of Part V, 37 in subject application and eight as part of another permitted development. 

The development will also include a creche and associated site works.

The provision of landscaping and amenity areas is also included and the proposed development will include a multi-use games area (MUGA), playgrounds, kick about areas, an amenity walkway along the western boundary of the proposed development, pocket parks, localised seating areas, garden parks, footpaths and cycle lanes.

There will be two access points to the development taken from Maryborough Ridge Estate, with 631 spaces car parking spaces and 800 bicycle parking spaces.

There are 28 conditions attached to the decision.

These include that a minimum of 10 per cent of all communal car parking spaces will be provided with functioning electric vehicle charging stations/points, and ducting shall be provided for all remaining car parking spaces facilitating the installation of electric vehicle charging points/stations at a later date.

Prior to the occupation of dwelling units, the location and extent of Noise Abatement Barriers and boundary treatments associated with the approved M28 Motorway Scheme and bounding the subject site will also have to be designed, coordinated and agreed in writing with the planning authority.

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