A JOINT VENTURE involving US property big Kennedy Wilson has secured planning permission for a 10-storey, 101-unit, build-to-rent residence scheme for Stillorgan.
An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission to KW PRS ICAV to the ‘quick observe’ scheme for lands adjoining to The Grange, Brewery Highway and Stillorgan Highway, Stillorgan, Blackrock regardless of issues expressed over the Strategic Housing Growth (SHD) by Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
The council acknowledged that whereas it welcomed the redevelopment of the under-utilised website, it has critical issues referring to its scale, massing and peak.
Nevertheless, as a part of its 60 web page submission to An Bord Pleanála, it acknowledged that “while the planning authority isn’t in favour of allowing the scheme as proposed, a grant of permission is nonetheless really helpful, topic to circumstances addressing the problems raised on this report”.
The proposed improvement website is bounded by the N11, Grange Cottage and a permitted SHD 287-unit residence scheme at present beneath building.
The scheme is made up of three studios, 79 one-bed items and 20 two-bed items.
In its choice to grant, the appeals board dominated that the scheme can be acceptable when it comes to city design, peak and quantum of improvement.
The appeals board additionally dominated that the proposed improvement wouldn’t severely injure the residential or visible facilities of the world or of property within the neighborhood.
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Certainly one of quite a lot of native residents to make a submission, Katriona O’Keeffe, acknowledged that the scheme is just too massive in scale, density and peak and the combo of residences isn’t suitable with household residing.
Board inspector within the case, Paul O’Brien, concluded that “general the proposed improvement will present for a top quality of residential amenity on this a part of Stillorgan”.
He mentioned: “Room sizes, structure, and proposed amenity areas, when it comes to space, are thought-about to be of an excellent customary. I’ve no situation in relation to the non-provision of three-bedroom items contemplating that this can be a Construct to Lease improvement.”
O’Brien additionally concluded that the design of the constructing will combine into its environment and the proposed residence block supplies for a extra acceptable relationship with the roadside edge.