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Green light for €202m housing development in Ashbourne, Meath

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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.

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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. Credit: 3D Design Bureau

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.

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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. Credit: 3D Design Bureau

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.

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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. Credit: 3D Design Bureau

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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Plans applied for €193m 716-home residential development in Meath

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AZRA Property Company Limited has put forward plans to deliver 716 new homes in Co Meath.

The applicants have applied for a ten-year contract to construct the €193 million development on the townlands of Castle Farm, Ruskin, and Clonee on a site of approximately 16.92HA.

Developers hope to build a mixture of apartments, duplexes, and terraced, semi-detached and detached houses of two storeys.

There will be 517 apartments in total –123 one-beds, 378 two-beds and 60 three-beds across eight blocks varying in height from four to seven storeys.

There will be 517 apartments in total across eight blocks varying in height from four to seven storeys. Credit: Plus Architecture Ltd

There will be 517 apartments in total across eight blocks varying in height from four to seven storeys. Credit: Plus Architecture Ltd

They will be divided into three sections – the largest being Blocks A1, A2, A3 and A4 with 10 one-bed apartments, 202 two-beds and 24 three-beds in four to six-storey apartments.

These are followed by Blocks B1 and B2 with 55 one-beds, 80 two-beds and 12 three-beds, and finally Block C1 and C2 with 36 one-beds, 78 two-beds and 20 three-beds and finally Blocks C1 and C2 with

Of the 155 houses, six are two-bedroom houses, 69 are three-beds, 74 are four-beds and four are five-beds.

The dwellings will be constructed on lands bordered by agriculturally zoned lands on the east and south, west of the Iarnrod Eireann rail line and north of other residential developments.

Developers have also proposed alterations to two roundabouts on the R147 Old Navan Road to accommodate the new dwellings.

There will be 517 apartments in total across eight blocks varying in height from four to seven storeys. Credit: Plus Architecture Ltd

Of the 155 houses, six are two-bedroom houses, 69 are three-beds, 74 are four-beds and four are five-beds. Credit: Plus Architecture Ltd

Applicants Azra Property Company Limited submitted plans to Meath County Council on September 1.

The council are expected to reach a decision on the development by the end of this month, October 26.

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Construction begins on €37m Strategic Housing Development in Meath

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Construction of the €37 million residential development at Grange End in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath is to begin this month.

On July 14, work is to get started on the building of 37 houses.

Among these houses, they will comprise three detached four-bed houses, eight semi-detached four beds, two detached three-beds, eight semi-detached three-beds and 16 terraced three-beds.

They will be numbered 15 & 16 Grange Park, 01-13 Grange Park Green, 01-06 Grange Park Road and 01-16 Grange Park Place, Dunshaughlin respectively.

Applicants Loughglynn Developments Ltd T/A Hora Homes previously secured planning for the demolition of two derelict buildings and the construction of 211 dwellings in total, consisting of 112 two-storey houses (21 four-beds, 92 three-beds) and 99 apartments.

The apartments will be built in six three-to-four-storey blocks with six one-beds, 90 two-beds and three three-beds.

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Credit: Digital Dimensions

All residential dwellings will have associated private gardens, balconies or terraces to the north, south, west or west of the elevations.

Plans were granted for the provision of 362 car parking spaces and 264 secure bike parking spaces.

The construction of a creche is also included in plans alongside a new civic park.

Works to configure a 250m section of the Dunshaughlin (East) Main Distributor Road were approved along with provisions for new verges, paths and cycle lanes to be realigned along the R125 to create a new street.

Additional vehicular access is also underway.

With plans put forward in May 2020, An Bord Pleanála approved the Strategic Housing Development back in September 2020 under a number of conditions.

Among these conditions, it includes the omission of one house, a pedestrian and cycle path to be provided to the south of house number 3 and no more than 75 residential units to be occupied until the completion of the childcare facility (unless the developer can demonstrate to the planning authority that a childcare facility is not needed at that time).

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Credit: Digital Dimensions

Developers were also to pay a financial contribution to the planning authorities in respect of public infrastructure and facilities prior to commencement of construction.

On top of that, they were expected to lodge a cash deposit, a bond of an insurance company, or other
security to the local authority to secure the protection of the trees on site and the completion and maintenance of roads, footpaths, watermains, drains, public open space and other services required in connection with the development.

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