May 8, 2021
News Property

Not enough houses: Planners turn down high-end development in Greystones

A high-end development of four-houses overlooking the sea and adjacent to a county Wicklow train station has been knocked back as the plans do not meet density requirements.

CFO Construction Limited planned to build four family homes at Bow Lane in Greystones.

However, their application was refused by Wicklow County Council because officials believe better housing use could be made of the .12 hectares of land on the site.

The development would have consisted of three three-storey terraced homes and one three-story detached house with all the homes having balconies to the rear, facing out towards the sea, overlooking Greystones Dart Station.

In their decision, Wicklow County Council said: “It is considered that the proposed development would not result in the application site being developed at a sufficiently high density to ensure the efficient use of these serviced lands.

“The proposed development would therefore be contrary to the Guidelines for Planning Authorities on Sustainable Residential Development in Urban Areas, issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in May 2009 and to the objectives of the Wicklow County Development Plan which seeks to encourage higher residential densities at suitable locations, particularly locations in proximity to town and village centres.

“The proposed development would therefore be contrary to proper planning and development,” the council concluded.

CFO Construction Ltd have up until April 10 to appeal the decision to An Bord Pleanala.

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