Permission for development at Anvil is granted
An application to partly demolish and rebuild Anvil on Bray's Main Street has been granted.
The planned development will include retail space on the Main Street as well as six three-bedroom properties. The existing two-storey Anvil retail unit has frontage along Bray Main Street and extends along the frontage of Fatima Terrace.
The planning permission request is for partial demolition of the two interconnected two-storey retail storage buildings along the frontage of Fatima Terrace to the rear of the site, retaining all adjoining boundary wall structures with neighbouring properties.
They are also planning the partial demolition of a single storey outhouse structure to rear of the site, retaining the adjoining boundary wall with neighbouring No 6 Hudson Terrace, as well as the demolition of a two storey mono pitch shed structure to rear of site.
They have also applied for a mixed use development consisting of six residential units, office space, retail space, and six private car parking spaces.
The proposed two storey unit along the frontage of Main Street, Bray extending from the junction of Main Street, Bray along with the frontage unit along the frontage of Fatima Terrace will comprise of a retail space with associated shopfront signage at ground floor level and office space at first floor level.
Some of the objections before the planners included concerns about parking, overshadowing, and traffic on the lane coming onto the Main Street. There were also some concerns about potential noise disturbance from balconies or terraces. The planner said that he did not consider that the terraces would have an unreasonable adverse effect on the residents.
The report said that the cul de sac currently provides for the needs of around 25 residents. The proposal will create additional turning movements for an additional six units. The report said that the laneway probably has capacity for an additional six units.