The development will consist of 483 no. dwellings, a childcare facility of 677 sqm, a new access junction and works to the Blackrock Road, 2 no. pedestrian and cyclist accesses onto Bóthar Maol, landscaped open spaces, internal roadways and potable, surface and foul water infrastructure.
The proposed residential element of 483 no. units comprises of 258 no. detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, 213 no. apartments in 7 no. apartment blocks, and 6 no. own-door apartments and 6 no. duplex units in 2 no. duplex over apartment blocks. The 258 no. houses comprise; 22 no. Type TA 5 bed 2.5 storey detached houses, 19 no. Type TB 5 bed 2.5 storey detached houses, 10 no. Type TC 4 bed 2.5 storey detached houses, 7 no. Type C1 4 bed 2.5 storey detached houses, 3 no. Type TD 4 bed 2 storey detached houses, 23 no. Type TE 4 bed 2 storey detached/semi detached houses, 7 no. Type TF 4 bed 2 storey detached houses, 50 no. Type TG 4 bed 2 storey detached/semi detached houses, 9 no. Type TH 3 Bed 2 storey detached houses, 9 no. Type TH1 3 Bed 2 storey detached houses, 37 no. Type TI 3 Bed 2 storey semi detached/ terraced houses, 61 no. Type TJ 3 Bed 2 storey detached/semi detached/terraced houses, and 1 no. Type DB 4 bed detached bungalow. The 213 no. apartment units, 6 no. own-door apartments and 6 no. duplex units comprise of; 54 no. Type A01 1 bed apartments, 10 no. Type D01 1 bed apartments, 48 no. Type A02 2 bed apartments, 48 no. Type A03 2 bed apartments, 42 no. Type A04 2 bed apartments, 6 no. Type D02 2 bed apartments, 5 no. Type D03 2 bed apartments, 6 no. Type DP 2 bed own door apartments, 6 no. Type DP 3 bed own-door duplexes. The duplex over apartment units are 3 storeys in height, the proposed apartment Blocks A, B, C, E, F, and G are 4 storeys in height, and Block D is 3 storeys. Blocks A, B and F accommodate underground car parking.
The proposed 2 storey childcare facility of 677 sqm has an outdoor play area of 660 sqm and is located near the main entrance to the site. A total of 824 no. car parking spaces and 512 no. bicycle spaces are proposed. The scheme incorporates 3.1 ha landscaped public open space on zoned amenity lands and 1.4 ha of additional open space in the form of pocket parks. Works to the Blackrock Road (R172) comprise the provision of a new junction to access the site and adjoining zoned lands and works to an existing storm water culvert.
At the entrance to the site it is proposed to undertake the following works: remove the existing boundary wall and replace it with a low stone finished wall; provide a right turning lane from the R172 into the proposed access road; raise the level of a 158 metre segment of the roadway by an average of 395 mm and reconstruct the public footpaths to match; provide a raised pedestrian crossing across the access road; and to provide a recessed bus stop. The proposed access road has a carriageway width of 6 metres and incorporates a traffic calming narrowed area, grass verges, and off-road cycle path and footpath on the northern side. In total, 4 no. potential future vehicular access points are provided to adjoining residential zoned lands.
At the northeast of the site it is proposed to provide a surface water pipe along part of the Blackrock Road to an existing open channel, and to install a box culvert over part of this channel with a new headwall and riprap apron. The proposed storm water drainage system comprises 4 no. networks with interception storage and treatment of runoff within the SuDS features via. permeable paving, swales, filter drains, silt traps and oil separators, a storm water infiltration basin and 2 no. culverts to be located along existing drainage channels. The proposed foul water infrastructure includes the provision of a foul sewerage pumping station. The potable water infrastructure includes the provision of a new District Metered Area (DMA) watermain that will extend across the site. The site is served by a proposed hierarchy of roadways with footpaths.
This application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and a Natura Impact Statement (NIS).