Tuesday 19 March 2019

Developer in talks with An Bord Pleanála over massive housing project

Development of 400 units at Kilnahue and Gorey Hill

The site of the proposed development at Kilnahue Lane
The site of the proposed development at Kilnahue Lane
Developer Gerry Gannon, who wants to build nearly 400 units on the site

Sara Gahan

Well-known Dublin-based developer Gerry Gannon has entered into consultations with An Bord Pleanála in relation to a large development in Gorey that would consist of nearly 400 units.

It is believed Mr Gannon of Gerard Gannon Properties will build the proposed development of 364 apartments and houses at Kilnahue and Gorey Hill, accessed via Kilnahue Lane and the Carnew Road. The company was previously refused permission by An Bord Pleanála for 219 homes and a créche at the site in 2017 and Mr Gannon was told there wasn't sufficient housing for the 38-acre site in the interest of land efficiency.

Mr Gannon's latest scheme will include the demolition of existing structures and the construction of 64 duplex units, 172 apartments and 128 houses. The case is due to be decided on Tuesday, April 2.

This will be one of Mr Gannon's biggest projects outside of Dublin and, if it gets the go ahead, it will make Gorey the fastest growing town in the country.

Mr Gannon was one of the Maple 10 who bought shares in Anglo Irish Bank to reduce Sean Quinn's stake in the lending institution. He also sold his share of the K Club in Kildare to Michael Smurfit in order to pay off his debt of €1 billion to Anglo Irish Bank.

Gorey Guardian