Proposed development provides for 127 new homes at Flemington Road Balbriggan
A Strategic Housing Development (SHD) application has been submitted to An Bord Pleanála for the lands off Flemington Lane, approximately 150m East of the junction with Flemington Road and approximately 4km North-West of Balbriggan Town Centre.
The proposed development provides for 127 no. residential units (65 no. dwelling units and 62 no. duplex units) in addition to 1 no. Crèche Facility and associated open spaces. This subject site within the red line boundary accommodates an area of c. 4.4 hectares. The proposed development provides a residential density of 37.4 units per hectare.
The proposed development consists of the following;
‘Kinvara Properties Limited intend to apply for permission for a strategic housing development with a total planning application site area of c. 44,365m2 (4.4Ha) with a developable Area of 34,135m2 (3.4Ha) with a substantive residential site development area of c.7.2 ha. The subject property is located off Flemington Lane, approximately 150m East of the junction with Flemington Road and approximately 4km North-west of Balbriggan Town Centre. The proposed development consists of the removal of an existing derelict structure of 134sqm and the construction of 127 no. residential units (14 no. 2-bed dwelling units of 93sqm, 47 no. 3-bed dwelling units of 109sqm, 4 no. 4-bed dwelling units of 145sqm and 31 no. 2-bed ground floor duplex units with 31 no. 3-bed duplex units over, of 204sqm), surface car parking (211 no. spaces in total, including accessible spaces); car sharing provision; electric vehicle CWPA Planning & Architecture Unit 10, North Street Business Park, Seatown West, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 C992 Phone: 01-6856616 Email: HQ@cwpa.ie Web: www.cwpa.ie Page 2 of 14 charging points; bicycle parking (long and short stay spaces for duplex) including visitor spaces; internal roads, pathways and cycle paths, including connections to adjoining lands; hard and soft landscaping and boundary treatments; temporary pumping station; plant; revised entrances and tie-in arrangements to Flemington Lane including new cycle lane and footpath; solar panels; attenuation tank and related SUDS measures; signage; public lighting; and all site development and excavation works above and below ground. The development also includes a two storey creche of 528sqm with 9no. dedicated car parking (including 2no. disabled persons spaces) and secure open play space; public open space of 4130m2 and communal open space of 681sqm, provision of public open space in Zoned OS "Open Space" of 10,230sqm including children’s play area and public artwork, provision of a new access roadway from Flemington Lane and future road connection to adjoining lands to the south-eastern boundary) and all associated site works, landscaping and boundary treatments to facilitate the development. The total gross area of the development is 13,869sqm with a unit density of 37.4 units per hectare.’
An SHD application requires A comprehensive description of the full extent of the development proposal in the normal way including the provision of a website, dedicated solely to the proposal
Site Location The proposed site is located on the outskirts of Balbriggan which is situated approximately 30 km north of Dublin City Centre and 1 km east of the M1 Motorway. The strategic location of the town in terms of the Dublin to Belfast train line and proximity to the M1, allows convenient access to Dublin City and Swords to the south and Drogheda and Dundalk to the north. It is also noted that the Government has recently announced an extension of the DART line to Balbriggan by 2022. The town of Balbriggan is designated as a large growth town in the Fingal Development Plan 2017-2023 and has an excellent range of local, commercial and sporting amenities. Housing growth in Balbriggan over the last 10 years has been directed to the west and northwest of the town. The town is on the important Dublin to Belfast corridor with excellent transport links including a regular train service to Dublin City Centre via the Dublin to Belfast Line. The surrounding area is characterised by the established residential estates on the northern fringe of Balbriggan. Balbriggan is located within the hinterland area of Fingal, there are signifi cant attributes which make it feasible for further growth as a town. The current population is estimated at c. 20,000. Major infrastructural projects involving major upgrades to the water supply, foul drainage and roads infrastructure have been carried out throughout the town and its environs. The draft development plan recognises that implementation of the Urban Design Framework Plan is central to the regeneration of the town centre. In addition, the Balbriggan Public Realm Plan – ‘The Heart of Balbriggan’ sponsored by the Heritage Council, seeks to focus on strengthening the social, economic and environmental capital of the town promoting the pivotal role of the town centre area in developing a sustainable community.