Green light for new homes and apartments in Cork city

Green light for new homes and apartments in Cork city
A housing development in Tivoli has been green-lit by Cork City Council's planning department.

A housing development in Cork city has been green-lit by the local authority’s planning department, provided six of the houses are omitted from construction.

Rockspring Properties (Newport) Limited sought permission to build 19 houses and 14 apartments at Glenmont Crest, Silverspings, Tivoli.

They had proposed five areas to the development - A to E.

Area A proposes two semi-detached four-bedroom houses of three storeys, while B comprises a row of seven four-bedroom houses of two storeys over basement level.

Area C consists of four two-bed houses of one storey over basement level, while Area D is made up of the apartment section of the proposed development. A five storey apartment building is set to contain 14 apartments ranging between one and three bedrooms.

Area E proposed a row row of six houses, one storey over basement level, ranging in size from two to three bedrooms, however, Cork City Council planners have granted permission for the development to go ahead on the condition that this section of the development is not included.

Landscaping, provision of bin storage, surface car parking and site services are all included as part of the application.

Other conditions attached to the granting of permission includes the provision for 45 parking spaces, two of which are to be disabled bays, and 20 spaces for electric vehicles. Five motorcycle spots are also included.

The developers will also have to pay more than €200,000 in different development charges to City Hall.

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