Plans have been lodged for a large Strategic Housing Development in the Douglas area.
Glenveagh Properties Limited have bypassed City Hall’s planning office with the plans which could see the delivery of 449 residential units at Maryborough Ridge.
There are already 337 homes constructed as part of the estate, with a further 198 under construction. This latest application takes 80 from the second phase for inclusion into this new development, modifying and superseding the previously granted permission from Cork County Council for those 80 homes.
The application submitted to An Bord Pleanala proposes 315 houses, with a mix of two, three and four bed detached semi detached and terraced houses, along with 46 duplex apartments, 88 apartments, and a creche with 80 childcare places.
The open space area takes up almost 11% of the total gross site area, with almost 20% of that space taken up with a multi-use games area, grassed kickabout areas, an activity trail with gym equipment, and the provision of areas of hardstanding for neighbourhood and local play areas.
The developers, through chartered planning consultants McCutcheon Halley state: “This planning application focuses on the creation of three new distinct residential neighbourhoods that will enhance and integrate with the wider ‘Maryborough Ridge’ residential estate.”
Glenveagh Homes Limited are behind a number of projects in Cork. The Dublin-based company were also granted permission for 274 homes on the grounds of the former Ursuline Convent in Blackrock in July last year, while they also purchased the Marquee site in Cork’s Docklands.