Residents object to 152 apartments in village

By Maurice Garvey

PLANS for a fastrack development containing 152 apartments and 58 car parking spaces in Crumlin Village has met with objections from residents.

Seabren Developments Ltd and Circle Voluntary Housing Association submitted a planning application with An Bord Pleanála for a Strategic Housing Development at Glebe House and industrial estate and former site of Coruba House.

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:Residents are objecting to ‘monstrous’ plans for 152 apartments and 58 car parking spaces in village

The overall site comprises land under the ownership of Seabren, Dublin City Council and South Dublin County Council.

Seabren, the company led by Michael Moran of the Red Cow Moran Hotel, has completed numerous residential schemes south of the city in recent times.

Last year, they sold 12 homes at a new development on Cromwellsfort Road to Acorn Housing for approximately €5.5m.

Proposals for the development off St Agnes Road, consists of 152 apartments, 75 one-bed, 73 two-bed and four three-bed residential units - an overall gross floor area of 15,144 sq.m.

Two apartment buildings are proposed ranging in height from four – six storeys.

Refurbishment of Glebe House, a protected structure which is owned by Seabren, is proposed to be developed into two apartments.

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The No To High Rise Apartments campaign poster

Walkinstown and Crumlin Appeal against High Rise Development have blasted the proposal as a “monstrous” and claim it “will detrimentally change the whole visual character of the area” and “have an adverse effect” on local amenities.

A submission by the group said the limited car parking spaces will create more issues for the village “where there is already limited parking and congestion.”

Aislinn McQuaid, a member of the resident group said the community supports sustainable housing.

“Several times planning permissions has been sought for that site over the years, the last time it was for 37 units, yet this is the first time the community has objected,” said Ms McQuaid.

“This development requires the transfer of public lands from DCC and SDCC to the developer for this building to go ahead and we are requesting that the councils do not transfer lands.”

Patricia McQuaid who lives on Somerville Drive road which runs right beside the site said six storey blocks “will overlook peoples gardens”.

The proposed development includes vehicular access from St Agnes Road, 274 bicycle spaces, 74 visitor bicycle parking spaces, a public open space in front of Glebe House, and 1,600 sq.m of communal open space.

The application by Seabren contains a statement setting out how the proposal will be consistent with the objectives of the Dublin City Development Plan.

Submissions can be made to An Bord Pleanála by March 4, 2021.

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