November 24, 2020
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Developer lodges plans for phase two of huge housing estate at scenic county Wicklow location

One of Ireland’s leading housing developers  is seeking to build almost 100 new homes in the second phase of a major development in Blessington.

Glenveagh Homes Ltd, which plans to build more than 8,000 homes nationwide over the next four years, is seeking permission from Wicklow County Council to develop a second phase consisting of 96 homes at Blessington Demesne on the Inner Relief Road.

In February the developer made an application to the local authority to build a 120-bedroom nursing home and 77 homes on the 2.9 hectare site. A decision on this application is due by the beginning of June.

Despite not yet receiving the planning go-ahead for phase one, Glenveagh Homes are pushing ahead with their plans for 39 two-storey, two bedroom houses, 54 two-storey, three-bedroom houses, and one three-storey apartment block containing three two-bedroom duplex/apartments on a neighbouring site of 3.4 hectares.

Of the two phases of the development lodged with the local authority so far, the Kildare-based developer hopes to provide 173 new homes, as well as a large nursing home.

As part of phase two, Glenveagh Homes are looking to create 178 car spaces as well as provision for bicycle parking and storage.

New road entrances would be created from Blessington Inner Relief Road (BIRR) and south west along the link road between the BIRR and Main Street. The plans also make provisions for pedestrian entrance to Oak Park to the east of the site.

Submissions from the public are being accepted by Wicklow Council up until May 18.

A decision on phase two is also expected to be made by the first week in June.

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