July 14, 2020
Business News

Plans to develop new homes on prominent site overlooking some of Wicklow’s most stunning scenery

A prominent site in the centre of Blessington overlooking some of county’s most stunning scenery could be transformed into homes for more than 200 people.

Wicklow County Council has just received plans from Blessington Rectory SPV Ltd, a company owned by a developer brothers Gerald and Sean McCreevy, who are hoping to build 33 houses and 12 apartments close to Blessington town centre.

The brothers hope to construct the 45 unit development on a two-hectare site called The Rectory located on the Kilbride Road in the town. The prime site, which had an asking price of €1.5 million, is located just behind Main Street in Blessington, overlooking the stunning lakes.

The Rectory House, built in 1870, is a protected structure and as part of the development will be maintained and used as a residential house as is.

The plans would then see the construction of 31 two-storey three bed terraced homes, two two-storey semi-detached three bed homes and 12 two-bedroom apartments divided across three two-storey apartment blocks.

As part of the development, the existing and historic Mass Path, a communal pedestrian footpath extending towards Main Street, will be maintained and protected, while a communal cycle lane and a communal pedestrian footpath will be constructed

The development calls for the creation of 81 car parking spaces, the renovation and relocation of the entrance pier and wall as well as the widening of existing gate. A new pedestrian gate, boundary wall and railing would be built, while one outbuilding would need to be demolished to allow for the development.

Wicklow County Council are accepting submissions until March 10.

A decision on the development is due by March 31.

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