Permission for a strategic housing development seeks to demolish an existing house and outbuildings on site and provide for the construction of 341 no. residential units, a childcare facility with a GFA of 300 sq.m., associated internal roads, pedestrian and cycle paths, open space, and all associated site and infrastructural works. The application site has an overall area of c. 9.59 hectares.
The residential component of the development consists of 243 no. apartments and 98 no. houses, to be provided as follows: 45 no. 1-bed apartments; 174 no. 2-bed apartments; 24 no. 3-bed apartments;39 no. 3 storey, 4-bed (Type A1) houses; 7 no. 3 storey, 4-bed (Type A2) houses; 3 no. 3 storey, 5-bed (Type A3) houses; 14 no. 2 storey, 3-bed (Type B1) houses; 3 no. 2 storey with dormer, 4-bed (Type B2) houses; 17 no. 2 storey, 3-bed (Type C1) houses; 1 no. 2 storey, 3-bed (Type C2) houses; 4 no. 2 storey, 3-bed (Type C3) house; 2 no. 2 storey, 5-bed (Type D1) houses; and 8 no. 2 storey, 5-bed (Type D2) houses.
The 243 no. apartments are proposed to be provided within 6 no. apartment buildings of 4 and 5 no. storeys in height, including undercroft basements, 1 no. 4 storey apartment building (with childcare facility at ground floor level) and adjacent surface car parking, and a 2 no. storey apartment building with adjacent surface parking. The houses consist of 2 and 3 storey terraced, semi-detached and detached dwellings. Bin and cycle storage areas are proposed within the apartment blocks and bin stores are proposed for the houses.
A location for a recycling bring bank, 3 no. electricity sub-stations and a DRI unit for gas services are proposed for the site. The proposal seeks to relocate the entrance portal (including the entrance railings, piers, archways and gates), from the existing location at the entrance to the site, to a new location within the site in closer proximity to the permitted new entrance to Glencairn House (new entrance and boundary wall to Glencairn House permitted under Reg. Reg.: D17A/0913). A new entrance arrangement is to be provided at the existing entrance portal location. The proposal includes landscaping, car parking, and boundary treatments within the curtilage of the existing gate lodge (no works proposed to gate lodge building). The application site includes the ruins of Murphystown Castle (Recorded Monument Ref. No. DU023-025), which are located towards the western boundary of the site, and which are to be incorporated into an open space amenity area.
A total of 519 no. car parking spaces are proposed, which includes 289 no. basement and 230 no. surface level spaces. A total of 24 no. motorcycle parking spaces are proposed. The development provides a total of 530 no. cycle parking spaces. The associated site and infrastructural works include tie-ins to existing infrastructure, foul and surface water drainage, attenuation tanks, open space including playground, cycle stores / spaces, hard and soft landscaping, boundary treatments, internal roads, cyclepaths and footpaths