An Bord Pleanála has approved a €202 million housing development in Ashbourne.
Arnub Ltd & Aspect Homes Ltd were given the green light to proceed with their plan of delivering hundreds of homes in the townlands of Baltrasna and Milltown, Ashbourne, Co Meath.
In November, the planning body granted permission with 29 conditions.
Among these conditions, ABP ruled that around 185 of the homes (165 number houses and 20 number apartment/duplex units) shall be omitted from the plans – reducing the total residential units from the planned 702 to 517.
All existing structures will be demolished on the site, including three single-storey dwellings and their associated outbuildings.
In its place, 255 houses and 262 apartments are to be built.
Of the homes, there will be a range of two to three-storey houses, from detached semi-detached and terraces and will offer up to two to five bedrooms.
Meanwhile, the apartments are set to have 18 three-bed duplex units and 244 one, two and three-bed apartments across 20 buildings ranging from three to six storeys.
ABP ruled that both Apartment Block A and Apartment Block B will be reduced in height by a single storey, dropping them down to a maximum of five to three storeys only.
Non-residential amenities will include two childcare care facilities located in Blocks A and A1, four retail units (two in Block A one in Block A1 and another in Block B1), and a GP practice in Block A1.
A hectare of space is also reserved for a future school site and a playing pitch to the west of the site.
A basement-level car park is planned for Block A1 with two undercroft car parks located at Block A and Block B1.
ABP ruled that visitor parking spaces at Unit Type G1 will be omitted and replaced with soft landscaping.
Vehicular access to the development is planned via Cherry Lane off the Dublin Road to the northeast and Hickey’s Lane off the Dublin Road to the east.
Roads will be improved along Cherry Lane and Hickey’s Lane as part of the development.
A pedestrian/bicycle green link access point from Dublin Road (R135) is planned for the site, along with pedestrian and cycle paths throughout the development.
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