Wednesday 20 February 2019

DAA in bid to ground houses plan near airport

Appeal: The DAA claimed the housing plan would ‘put at risk’ decades of land use planning around the airport
Appeal: The DAA claimed the housing plan would ‘put at risk’ decades of land use planning around the airport

Gordon Deegan

The DAA is opposing a €10m housing development which is planned for a site situated around 1km from Dublin Airport.

Last month, Fingal County Council granted planning permission to the Clarke Family Partnership for the construction of 36 residential units on lands zoned for housing on the southern fringe of Swords at the Boroimhe Link Road.

The proposal consists of 23 three-bedroomed houses, seven four-bedroomed houses and six two-bedroom apartments in a three-storey block.

The site is located in the Inner Airport Noise Zone.

The DAA, the operator of Dublin Airport, has appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála, putting a question mark over the development.

In its appeal, the DAA said that to grant planning permission for the proposal "would set a negative planning precedent for development within the Inner Airport Noise Zone and put at risk decades of land use planning that has supported the sustainable growth and development of Dublin Airport".

The DAA said it maintains strong opposition to a grant of permission.

It added that it does not support further encroachment into the Inner Airport Noise Zone in the interests of proper planning and development.

Fingal County Council gave the scheme the go-ahead after it was urged to grant planning by consultants for the Clarke Family Partnership given the circumstances of a shortage of housing supply in the Dublin region.

The consultants said that the site is the last undeveloped piece of the residentially zoned lands in the area.

Irish Independent

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