Friday 14 December 2018

Kavanagh appeals Kilternan decision

An artist’s impression of the proposed Kilternan apartments
An artist’s impression of the proposed Kilternan apartments
Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

Developer Greg Kavanagh has submitted an appeal to An Bord Pleanala against Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council's refusal of permission for a six-storey apartment block development in Kilternan, south county Dublin.

In bringing the appeal, Kavanagh's company, Calerotech, is expected to restate the case it made to Dun Laoghaire planners that the proposed development at the site of the famous Golden Ball pub would "increase residential density on an under-utilised site".

Kavanagh's application was knocked back last May with the council ruling that its "height, bulk and scale would represent an overdevelopment of this site, at an excessive density and in material contravention of the provisions of the Kilternan Glenamuck Local Area Plan 2013-2019". The planners also determined that the scheme would have an adverse effect on the nearby Enniskerry Road, interfere with the "character" of the surrounding landscape, and potentially lower the value of local residents' properties.

Should Calerotech succeed in its appeal, the Kilternan site would see the development of a six-storey apartment block comprising 97 apartments in a Georgian and neo-classical style, along with 114 car parking spaces.

Calerotech was previously granted planning permission in October 2016 for the development of 39 residential units and seven ground-floor retail units on the same site. That application had been rejected by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for being "contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area".

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