July 31, 2021

Council puts planning brakes on FitzPatrick house plan over privacy concerns

Sean FitzPatrick has been warned that he may not receive planning permission for a new house in the grounds of his home in The Burnaby if he does not address privacy concerns.

Wicklow County Council has written a three-page letter to the former Anglo Irish Bank chairman and his wife Caitriona which has put their plan for the house on Farm Lane in Greystones on ice.

The council has asked for more information on the plan following concerns from next-door neighbour Fintan Graham telling the FitzPatricks that their proposals “has the potential to result in new and significant overlooking of adjoining properties”.

The letter makes specific mention of glazing at first floor level, the inclusion of first-floor terraces and proximity to site boundaries.

The proposed development, the council says, is accessed from Farm Lane and this was a “a substandard private laneway that cannot accommodate additional traffic movements without appropriate upgrade works”.

The council said it was concerned that the lane would be further degraded during the construction phase.

The new house if given permission will have four bedrooms, an entrance hall, family room, living room, kitchen/dining room and the new home will replace a single-storey dwelling known as Meadow Garden.

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