Cork shopping centre extension appealed

An appeal has been lodged in relation to the recent grant of permission for changes to the Douglas Court Shopping Centre on Cork’s southside.

Cork shopping centre extension appealed

At the start of August permission was granted to Douglas Developments, a firm of the Love family, in relation to the proposed amalgamation and extension of two units. The firm applied to Cork County Council in June this year to do so, with a two-storey extension to the two units planned to accommodate storage over the ground-floor retail area.

The matter is now the subject of an appeal lodged in early September by O’Flynn Construction Ltd, meaning a final decision on the file should be made by mid-January of 2015.

* A decision on plans for more than 100 new homes in Mallow is due in the next few weeks from Cork County Council.

The planning authority received further information at the start of this month in relation to the application for a site of eight acres at Annabella. Cannonbridge Ltd applied in October of last year to develop the scheme, to include 76 houses, at the location where the same firm lodged similar plans in 2006.

In addition, the current application sought permission for 26 two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments in three blocks of three storeys in height. It was proposed to include 265 parking spaces and a children’s playing area on the site bounded by Annabella Park and Woodview Drive, and linked by an existing access road to Kennel Hill.

* An Bord Pleanála has been asked to examine the recent approval of a large housing scheme in Malahide on Dublin’s northside.

Following an application last December, Fingal County Council gave conditional permission for the development at south Back Road and east Kinsealy Lane to Birchwell Developments Ltd in August.

The firm’s proposal was for 89 dwellings, one to be used as a crèche, on what it said would be the first phase on lands approved for development in a Broomfield local area plan. With 81 units and a crèche permitted by the council, following consideration of further information received at the start of August, a third-party appeal hasv been lodged.

That will now be considered by a planning inspector whose report will be considered by the board with a view to deciding on the application by mid-January.

* A similar-sized scheme in Goatstown, Dublin 14, is the subject of third-party appeals after the go-ahead granted by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

The plan from Knockrabo Developments Ltd, a Niall Mellon company, is for a site where permission was overturned almost five years ago by An Bord Pleanála on an application for 27 houses and 58 apartments.

It is at Mount Anville Road, where the company wants to build 47 houses, 26 of them four-bedroomed and many with provision for attic conversions or later extensions. There would be 41 apartments, which would be in three buildings of four and five storeys.

The local authority has again granted permission to the latest proposal, lodged last December, but the submission of third-party appeals — one from the National Roads Authority — mean the file will have to be re-examined by An Bord Pleanála.

* Further permission has been granted for a housing scheme just outside the north city boundary in Cork to a GAA club. In 2009, an application was lodged, and permission later given, for 29 residential units and sports facilities to include a playing area and sports hall at Lotamore in Mayfield.

The plans lodged just over two months ago by Mayfield Hurling & Football Club were to reduce the density on part of the site, proposing to build 18 semi-detached and six town houses. Cork County Council has given its consent to the revised plans for the development, to include changes in layout and house types.

* The same local authority has given the go-ahead for the extension of permission on a scheme of 23 houses near Youghal.

The application by Crowley Homes in July last was for a continuation of approval in relation to the plans first lodged for land at Windmill Hill near the Golf Links Road in 2008. That plan was granted permission by An Bord Pleanála in early 2009, with changes to conditions from those applied by the council, and the permission is now extended.

* Another Love company is seeking to extend permission for a café and restaurant at the nearby Douglas Village Shopping Centre.

The recent application to Cork County Council from Canmont Ltd is to extend duration on plans granted by An Bord Pleanála on foot of a 2008 proposal for a single-storey extension.

* An applicant who is in receivership has applied for an extension to permission for a scheme of nearly 100 homes near Bandon.

The development of 91 houses and a playing pitch at Barr na Claise, Laherfineen, Innishannon was first the subject of an application in 2005. Cork County Council has now been asked by Bernard O’Mahony to extend the duration of that permission.

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