An Bord Pleanala has Granted Permission to JMC Vans to develop a warehousing unit at Kingswood Business Park, Baldonnell, Dublin 22. JMC is a wholly owned Irish company providing delivery and logistics solutions to customers in Ireland and the UK.

Thornton O’Connor Town Planning were retained at the Appeal stage to represent JMC Vans in a First Party Appeal against the six reasons for refusal that issued from South Dublin County Council.

A key aspect of the Appeal was demonstrating to the Board the importance of the planning system understanding the needs and requirements of industrial businesses. The scale of the building is directly linked to the requirements of the business which is currently located in three buildings on a much larger site in Red Cow and is now seeking to relocate to a singular more efficient building on a smaller site in Kingswood Business Park. However, the architectural treatment and materiality of the building was carefully considered to reduce the visual perception of its scale and massing.

The scheme was designed by Kavanagh Burke Consulting Engineers with Stephen Reid Consulting providing specialist advice on Traffic and Transportation matters.