Tuesday 18 December 2018

O'Flynn Group gets go-ahead for two housing developments

Michael O'Flynn, Founder, O'Flynn Construction Group. Photo: INM
Michael O'Flynn, Founder, O'Flynn Construction Group. Photo: INM

Gordon Deegan

The Cork-based O'Flynn Group was yesterday celebrating a double planning victory after securing the go-ahead for two housing developments in Dublin comprising of 308 units.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Council has granted planning permission for the €90m 226-unit development at Cabinteely, but only after the O'Flynn Group successfully went to the High Court challenging the original refusal for the development in 2015.

The group has also secured planning permission for a €32m 82-home development on a six-acre site on Chapel Rd at Kinsealy in north Dublin.

Asked to comment on the planning grants, group managing director Michael O'Flynn, pictured, expressed his delight with the two decisions, but said the planning process needs to be more efficient.

"Planning delays only result in the cost of houses going up. Prices are still too high in the current market," he said.

"These decisions are not just good for us but good for the house buyer as well."

The Cabinteely decision is still subject to a planning appeal but Mr O'Flynn said that his firm expects to commence construction on the Kinsealy development in January following the An Bord Pleanála decision with the first units to go on sale next September.

Mr O'Flynn said the group hope to develop more sites in this area.

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