An Bord Pleanála gives green light for scheme of 460 apartments on Sandyford site

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An Bord Pleanála gives green light for scheme of 460 apartments on Sandyford site

An Bord Pleanála has given Duff & Phelps the go-ahead to build 459 dwellings in six five- to 14-storey blocks on Carmanhall Road in Sandyford

The property’s receiver applied for permission to build the homes under the Strategic Housing Initiative.

The development will involve of the demolition of all buildings and structures on the site and the construction of a residential development of 460 apartments and the provision of ancillary on-site facilities including a gymnasium and yoga/spin studio ,a crèche, a lounge/café, a bar/kitchen, a games room and a communal meeting room.

The development also includes the construction of a two level basement providing 454 no. car parking spaces and 516 no. bicycle parking spaces, two new vehicular accesses from Carmanhall Road and two pedestrian accesses, one from Blackthorn Drive and one from Carmanhall Road.

Also included are the provision of landscaped courtyards and an internal pedestrian boulevard connecting to the existing boulevard in the Rockbrook development to the west; and other associated works required to facilitate the proposed development including the paving of and tree planting on the footpaths and the provision of vehicle drop off areas on the Blackthorn Drive and Carmanhall Road frontages.

This is a fast-track scheme that allows developers with projects involving more than 100 homes to apply directly to An Bord Pleanála following consultation with the relevant local council.

The board then has up to 16 weeks to decide whether to grant permission. Its decision is final but can be subject to judicial review.

Located on the Carmanhall Road and almost directly opposite the Stillorgan stop of the Luas Green line, the plot known as the 'former Aldi site' would be attractive to a range of developers and investors.

Article Published: 26/07/2018