Planning sought for 300 homes and neighbourhood centre in Carrigaline

Almost 300 new homes and a neighbourhood centre near Carrigaline in south Cork have been proposed in a recent planning application.

Astra Construction Services Ltd describe the plans as the first phase of development on lands at Shannonpark, where a public transport interchange with 50 car parking spaces is included among details of the plans. The main element is the planned construction of 283 detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, and 14 apartments.

A neighbourhood centre proposed by the applicant firm would include two shops, a pharmacy and office/medical unit at ground floor of the three-storey facility. Also to be included are a two-level creche, and first-floor medical/office unit, with the entire development to be accessed by a planned spine road from Carrigaline Road.

The applicants also propose a new signalised junction opposite the existing entrance to the Carrig na Curra development.

* A scheme of more than 100 new homes has been approved on Dublin’s northside.

The plans relate to a mostly-overgrown site adjoining the Marino Institute of Education on Griffith Avenue, between Drumcondra Road and Malahide Road. The proposal for 79 houses and 22 apartments was approved by Dublin City Council last September, six months after being submitted by Argentum Property Holding Three Ltd.

* After considering third-party appeals, An Bord Pleanala this month gave permission for a scheme under a set of conditions that vary from those first proposed by the local authority. Cork City Council has granted permission for 31 new homes in the southside suburbs at Blackrock Road.

The decision follows an application in August last year from Targeted Investment Opportunities PLC. It sought permission to build 15 detached and 16 semi-detached houses at Cleve Hill, and to landscape the site and provide access and internal roads.

After receiving final applicant responses in January to further information requests, the council gave the go-ahead on February 12 subject to 16 conditions.

* Permission has been granted, with revised conditions from those previously attached to local authority approval, for a scheme of 30 new houses near Douglas in Cork.

In September 2015, Cork County Council’s approval of the development at Moneygourney, Ballyorban was referred to An Bord Pleanala.

Into the Future Ltd, a company related to Rockforest Homes, had applied almost a year earlier to amend plans for the site that were first lodged in 2006, by changing the layout and increasing density of the development.

The appeals board approved the plan subject to new conditions earlier this month.

* Plans to replace an existing Lidl supermarket with a larger outlet on Cork’s northside were due for a decision by the city council this week.

Shortly before Christmas 2015, the application was lodged in relation to the German retail chain’s store at Mount Agnes Road in Churchfield. Lidl Ireland is seeking permission to demolish the existing 1,776 square metre shop and to build a new and modernised licensed discount foodstore totalling 2,860sq m facility, as well as three separate neighbourhood commercial/retail units totalling 189 sq m on the 2.5-acre site.

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