Planning appeals lodged against Cork housing developments

Planning appeals lodged against Cork housing developments
An aerial view of Glanmire Co. Cork: Richard Mills.

A FIRST party appeal has been lodged by a developer on the second of two related planning applications.

Ballea Land Limited was granted permission to develop 40 houses at Knocknahorgan, Sallybrook, Glanmire, Cork.

Planning, subject to five conditions, was granted by Cork City Council.

It’s a change in house type, layout and elevational changes to part of the residential development permitted by both An Bord Pleanala and the Council in 2017, in which Bluescape Ltd sought to develop 89 houses at the site.

That development consists of six four-bedroom detached houses, 14 four-bedroom semi-detached houses, and 20 three-bedroom semi-detached dwelling houses.

The developers had a second planning application in for the same address, consisting of 37 houses, which was also given the green light.

Subject to eight conditions the development is to result in the provision of 15 four-bedroom detached houses, 12 four-bedroom semi-detached houses and 10 three-bedroom semi-detached houses.

However, the developers have appealed an element of their conditions, with An Bord Pleanala due to rule on the case by July 22.

Meanwhile, a number of third party appeals have been lodged with An Bord Pleanala regarding a development in Carrigaline.

One appeal was ruled invalid, however, two more are active against the development by Athena Private Assets Limited.

One of the objectors had previously submitted concerns to Cork County Council, in which he stated that infrastructure in the area would not be able to cater for the development.

Traffic delays, overloading of the sewage system, stormwater flow and insufficient water supply are named as some of the reasons it shouldn’t go ahead.

The objector also mentioned that three of the units would be overlooking properties in Maurland, while he also highlighted inadequate security and privacy measures.

Cork County Council had granted conditional permission for the development at Kilmoney, Church Hill, Carrigaline, despite a significant number of submissions, which would have seen a derelict dwelling demolished, and 38 new residential units being constructed in its place.

These homes are proposed to consist of 12 apartments and 26 duplex dwellings.

Most of those apartments are set to be one-bedroom, while there are two two-bed apartments, as well as the 26 three-bed duplexes.

The vehicular and pedestrian access to the residential scheme is from Church Hill..

An Bord Pleanala is also due to rule on this case by July 22.

Meanwhile, a new application has gone in to Cork County Council for the construction of 15 houses in Pairc An Aonaigh, Killeagh Road, Mogeely.

GMC Construction Ltd hope to construct three four-bed houses, and 12 four-bed semi detached houses.

The planning department of the County Council wll rule on the development by May 25.

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