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Glenveagh lodges plans for new €60m apartment scheme in Howth


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The original planning permission for a 113-unit Strategic Housing Development on the site in Howth, Co Dublin, was quashed following a Judicial Review challenge

Builders Glenveagh has lodged plans for a €60m 135-apartment scheme on a site adjoining Howth Demesne, Deer Park at Howth in north Co Dublin.

In the Large Scale Residential Development (LRD) lodged with Fingal Co Council, Glenveagh subsidiary GLL PRS Holdco Limited is seeking to build the apartments in four blocks ranging from three to five storeys in height.

The scheme is made up of 72 two-bedroom units and 63 one-bedroom units for the 3.8-acre site.

A planning report lodged with the application states that the proposed development “promotes the delivery of sustainable residential development on a greenfield site which will facilitate increased housing supply and choice along Howth Road and its environs”.

The report states that the development of the site “provides for efficient use of residentially zoned land and will deliver much-needed housing supply for the area and county located in close proximity of Howth Dart station”.

To comply with Part V social housing requirements, the developers are proposing that 14 units be sold to Fingal Co Council for social housing. A mix of one and two-bedroom units are proposed and these have been dispersed throughout the four blocks.

A Part V costings report lodged with the application has put an indicative price tag of €6.17m on the 14 apartments. The two-bedroom apartments have a €472,032 indicative price tag while the one-bedroom apartments are priced at €410,129.

The overall estimated cost of the 135 apartments is €59.8m based on the Part V costings.

Previously, An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission for a 113-unit Strategic Housing Development (SHD) at the site but the permission was quashed by the High Court following a Judicial Review challenge.

The planning report for the new scheme states that “while additional units are proposed for this LRD application, it is believed that the proposal provides an enhanced scheme with a significantly reduced footprint, which displays superior architectural quality, which responds to the site’s sensitivities”.

The planning report drawn up by planning consultants McCutcheon Halley states that “the proposal seeks to balance the need to provide increased density on an accessible site while being conscious of the existing adjoining residential developments and surrounding built heritage, particularly Howth Castle and St Mary’s Church”.

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