Council approves Upper Fairhill residential development

Council approves Upper Fairhill residential development

As part of the revised plans the proposed development was reduced from 19 units to 18 units, consisting of two three-bedroom semi-detached houses, a separate three-storey building consisting of two apartments and two duplex apartments and a separate three-storey building consisting of 12 apartments and a reduction in height to two storeys at the adjoining property at Upper Fairhill.

A RESIDENTIAL development on the northside of Cork city has been given the green light by Cork City Council.

Last September, SHS Construction Ltd applied for planning permission for 19 residential units comprising of two three-bedroom semi-detached houses, a separate three-storey building consisting of two apartments and two duplex apartments and a separate three-storey building consisting of 13 apartments at Fairfield Meadows, Upper Fairhill.

In November Cork City Council informed the applicant that the information submitted with the application was not sufficient to enable it to make a decision.

Amongst its concerns, the council stated that the proposed site layout was “overly dominated by surface car parking with a resulting lack of usable private open space”.

The council also noted that the density proposed was high and did “not accord with the established pattern of development in the area”. Revised drawings and further information were submitted last month.

As part of the revised plans the proposed development was reduced from 19 units to 18 units, consisting of two three-bedroom semi-detached houses, a separate three-storey building consisting of two apartments and two duplex apartments and a separate three-storey building consisting of 12 apartments and a reduction in height to two storeys at the adjoining property at Upper Fairhill.

There are 37 conditions attached to Cork City Council’s approval of this development.

One condition states that no more than 20 car parking spaces, inclusive of one disabled space, shall be constructed as part of the development.

The developers must also provide one motorcycle space and a minimum of 20 secure, covered cycling parking facilities, along with space allocated to cater for the charging of electric vehicles (EV’s).

Another states that: “All public lighting requirements associated with the proposed development or amendments to existing public lighting shall be agreed with the planning authority prior to commencement of development. These works are to be undertaken and paid for by the applicant.”

While Cork City Council has granted permission for the residential development, the decision could still be appealed with An Bord Pleanála. If there is no appeal against the decision, a grant of permission in accordance with the decision will be issued after the expiration of the period within which an appeal may be made to An Bord Pleanála.

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