An appeal has been lodged against plans for three apartment blocks in Blessington set to include 58 apartments.
In early December Wicklow County Council gave the green-light to Glengolden Builders Ltd for the development at Blessington Demesne, off Main Street.
The plans consisted of apartment block A, consisting of three three-bedroom apartments, 14 two-bed bedroom apartments and five one-bed apartments; apartment block B, consisting of three three-bedroom apartments, 14 two-bedroom apartments and one one bed apartment; and apartment block C, consisting of three three-bedroom apartments, four two-bedroom apartments and eight one-bedroom apartments. All three planned apartment blocks are three to four storeys in height.
Saint Joseph's Road Residents Committee has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála objecting to the development, especially the height of the building, which it is claimed will result in an invasion of privacy of residents already located in the area. Concerns are also raised over the increased volume of traffic, while the appeal further states that additional access points to an 'inadequate road would endanger school children and residents.'