Contentious three-storey apartment plans given green light

By Aideen O'Flaherty

CONTENTIOUS plans for the development of a three-storey apartment building on greenspace at Carrigmore View in Aylesbury, Tallaght – which attracted ten objections – have been given the green light by South Dublin County Council.

As previously reported in The Echo, Blessington-based developer JAS Ventures lodged a planning application with the council last March, seeking permission for the construction of a three-storey building.

Aylesbury site 1

The development will be built on Carrigmore View in Aylesbury

The proposed building is to provide two one-bed apartments at ground floor level and two two-bed duplex apartments at first and second floor level.

Provision for new vehicular access and car parking to front gardens and all associated site works is included in the plans.

This is the second time the developer has lodged plans for the Carrigmore site, as JAS submitted a planning application for an identical development last year, and while it was granted planning permission by the council, An Bord Pleanála refused permission after a third-party appeal.

The site, which is adjacent to 23 Carrigmore View, was also the subject of a separate planning application by Gary Smith in 2017.

Mr Smith received permission for the construction of two semi-detached, three-bed houses at the site in November 2017, however the development did not go ahead.

In relation to JAS Ventures’ current application for planning permission, the St Martin’s Residents’ Association lodged an objection to their plans on a number of grounds.

These grounds include concerns about the potential overdevelopment the apartment block could cause, the overshadowing of neighbouring houses, the “poor design” of the proposed apartments, a lack of integration with surrounding buildings, and the potentially negative impact on the streetscape.

Local politicians across all parties, including Mick Duff, Dermot Richardson, Charlie O’Connor, Teresa Costello, Baby Pereppadan, and Liam Sinclair, lodged submissions supporting the residents’ association’s objection, and issues raised by local residents.

The local authority granted permission for the development this month, with a number of conditions.

These conditions include the stipulation that the footpath fronting the development should be 2.0m wide, and that tree planting and landscaping is to be carried out within the first six months of the development, or during the first planting season after the commencement of works.

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