Thornton O’Connor Town Planning are delighted to have secured permission for a development comprising 142 No. high quality Build-to-Rent units ranging in height from 5 to 7 No. storeys over basement on a site fronting onto the N11 and backing onto Granville Road.

The Application was subject to the Strategic Housing Development process and thus the application was lodged directly with An Bord Pleanala further to the Board determining that the Applicant had a reasonable basis to lodge the application subsequent to a detailed pre-application submission.

The high-quality design will make a positive contribution to the streetscape and the permitted mix of 1, 2 and 3 No. bed apartments will provide choice in tenure in the area. The scheme was designed with careful consideration of the surrounding two storey dwellings, ensuring the protection of their residential amenity whilst densifying the site as required by national policy to provide much-needed residential accommodation. The permitted development responds to the locational characteristics of the site proximate to low density houses yet provides a development that also responds to the opportunities presented by an amalgamated infill plot (previously occupied by two dwellings, Roselawn and Aberdour) that is positioned on a key arterial route to Dublin City Centre (N11).

The scheme will also provide communal amenity facilities such as a social integration space within a stand-along single storey garden pavilion block and a gymnasium, multifunctional area and work lounge.

A significant planning gain associated with the scheme is the upgrading of the pedestrian link from the N11 through to Granville Road via Knocksinna Court which is currently overgrown and impassable. Members of the public in addition to residents of the scheme may utilise this link which promotes permeability and will enhance connectivity for the local area.

The Design Team included Henry J Lyons Architects, Mitchells Landscape Architects and Waterman Moylan Consulting Engineers.