Developers look to extend planning permission for 600 houses on former Bray golf course
A former €2 billion development consisting of huge commercial space and more than 600 residential units, slated to be built on the site of a former golf course in county Wicklow are still on track after the new developers who bought the site applied to the local authority to extend it period of planning.
Shankill Property Investments Ltd recently went back to Wicklow County Council looking for a five- year extension to the planning permission granted to the massive development at the former Industrial Yarn lands and former Bray Golf Course site, approved back in 2008.
That decision was then appealed to An Bord Pleanála, who in July 2010 eventually approved the development for the previous owners of the site, Pizarro Developments Limited.
The proposed mixed use development, muted to cost somewhere in the region of €2 billion euro, comprised of the construction of 603 no residential units, 57,967 sq mts of gross retail floor area (excluding storage), 5,797 sq mts of office space, an eight screen cinema with floor area of 5,237 sq mts, and a 103 bedroom hotel.
The residential units would consists of 90 number one-bedroom apartments, 292 number two-bedroom apartments, 192 number three-bedroom apartments, 24 number two-bedroom duplex units, five number three-bedroom duplex units.
The financial crash put pay to the massive development, which was being headed up by developer Paddy Kelly, at that time. But now tentative plans are in place for another stab at the project.
Wicklow County Council has received an application to extend the planning permission period for five-years, with developers saying the entire project would be finished by 2025.
A decision from the council is due by September 8.