Plans unveiled for 'catalyst' housing project in Mayfield 

Plans unveiled for 'catalyst' housing project in Mayfield 
Artist Impressions of the Banduff, Mayfield housing plan including before and after roadside shots.

ANOTHER large-scale Strategic Housing Development (SHD) is planned for the northside of Cork City.

Miata Limited has applied to An Bord Pleanala to construct 162 residential units in Mayfield. The development on the Banduff Rd consists of 74 houses and 88 apartments.

The developers say it “represents a catalyst project that will contribute to the wider development of the Ballyvolane Urban Expansion area in combination with other developments.” 

Permission was recently granted for 753 housing units in Ballyvolane to Longview Estates. 

The housing units in this latest development will consist of 19 two-bedroom, 49 three-bed, and six four-bed two-storey terraced houses. 

An artist impression of the Banduff SHD in Mayfield.
An artist impression of the Banduff SHD in Mayfield.

The 88 apartments are set to be provided in 22 three-storey blocks. They will comprise six single-storey, one-bed apartments, 38 one-storey two-bedroom apartments and 44 two-bedroom duplexes. 

Each house has a private garden space, while apartments will have private balcony spaces.

There are 224 car parking spaces proposed which includes a number of electric vehicle and disabled parking bays, while covered bike racks are also incorporated.

Artist Impressions of the Banduff, Mayfield housing plan including before and after roadside shots.
Artist Impressions of the Banduff, Mayfield housing plan including before and after roadside shots.

The developers say the layout proposed “provides varied public spaces, these spaces allow for social interactions and community creation.”

A two-storey creche with 40 to 50 spaces is also proposed, along with pedestrian and cycle access to the North Ring Road (R635) via two pedestrian/cycle bridges across the Glen River.

One of the bridges will provide a connection to an existing pedestrian path between the North Ring Road and the adjacent Barnavara Crescent Estate, while the other will provide for a new pedestrian route and pedestrian entrance to the North Ring Road.

Vehicular access to the proposed development is proposed via two shared vehicular and pedestrian entrances from the Banduff Road while an additional six pedestrian entrances from Banduff Road are also proposed.

This development has been in the pipeline for some time, with the initial pre-consultation application submitted to An Bord Pleanala in December 2018.

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