Ursuline Gardens Strategic Housing Development

Submissions to An Bord Pleanála

Ursuline Gardens Strategic Housing Development

Submissions to An Bord Pleanála

Blackrock, Cork

Glenveagh Homes Ltd. are applying for a 5-year planning permission for a strategic housing development which will include a mix of apartment units and amenities at Blackrock, Cork. The proposed development incudes works within the curtilage of the Ursuline Convent, protected structure no. PS493. The proposed works will result in modifications to the residential scheme permitted under Cork City Council Ref. no. 16/37233 (An Bord Pleanála Ref. PL 28.249400).

This site, which is 3.7 hectares in area, is located in Blackrock in Cork City, approximately 0.40km south of Blackrock Pier, which serves as a focal point for the village of Blackrock and 1.51km north of Mahon Point Shopping Centre. The Cork City Development Plan 2015 includes the specific residential zoning objective ZO 4. This objective allows for ‘Residential, Local Services and Institutional Uses’. In line with the objectives of the Cork City Development Plan, the propsoed development, which qualifies as a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) under the provision of the new Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016, comprises:

  1. The construction of 274 no. residential units in 2 no. 5-7 storey blocks (comprising a mix of studio, 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments) (Modifications to previously permitted scheme under Ref. 16/37233 (An Bord Pleanála Ref. PL 28.249400)
  2. The provision of landscaping and amenity areas to include two podium areas in block A, 1 no. podium area in Block B, the Convent Gardens, the area to the north of The Old Convent building and smaller informal areas of open space which incorporates seating, play areas and paths for pedestrians and cyclists;
  3. All associated ancillary development to include the provision of pedestrian/cyclist facilities including footpaths & cycle lanes, lighting, drainage, boundary treatments, bicycle & car parking and bin storage;
  4. Access will be provided via the permitted vehicular access on the Blackrock Road.
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