1. The construction of 324 no. residential units comprising
- 10 no. 4 bed detached dwelling house (house type A1)
- 10 no. 4 bed detached dwelling house (house type A2)
- 6 no. 4 bed detached dwelling house (house type A3)
- 2 no. 4 bed detached dwelling house (house type B1)
- 3 no. 4 bed detached dwelling house (house type B2)
- 49 no. 4 bed semi-detached dwelling house (house type C1)
- 14 no. 4 bed semi-detached dwelling house (house type D1)
- 1 no. 4 bed semi-detached dwelling house (house type D2)
- 69 no. 3 bed semi-detached dwelling house (house type E1)
- 27 no. 3 bed semi-detached dwelling house (house type E2)
- 20 no. 3 bed terraced houses (house type F1)
- 17 no. 2 bed terraced houses (house type G1)
A total of 11 no. apartment blocks (2 Apartment Type Block A and 9 Apartment Type Block B) are also proposed, ranging between two and four storeys in height, and which contain a total of 4 no. 3 bed apartments, 46 no. 2 bed apartments and 46 no. 1 bed apartments.
2. The provision of a creche/childcare facility of 323m2 including a designated external play area.
3. Some 657 no. car parking spaces including 552 no. spaces serving the residential units, 81 no. visitor spaces dispersed throughout the scheme and 24 no. spaces serving the creche facility. Some 104 bicycle spaces across the site.
4. The site entrance and access avenue to be upgraded to include new signage incorporating the estate name located at the Williamstown Road junction with new paving, lighting and planting.
5. The proposal provides for pedestrian and cycle way improvements to connect with the surrounding area, including the connection of 2 no. future pedestrian access paths up to the boundary with Cnoic Caisleann located immediately east of the proposed site and the existing residential development to the north of the site.
6. Provision of on-site landscaping, open space, lighting, services and internal access arrangements, provision of all associated surface water and foul drainage services and connections ancillary to the residential development and all associated site development and infrastructure works. The development will also incorporate a new storm water sewer on the Dunmore Road which will discharge into the River Suir at Kings Channel which is associated with the Island View pumping station.
The application contains a planning statement setting out how the proposal will be consistent with the objectives of the Waterford City Development Plan 2013-2019. An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and Natura Impact Statement (NIS) have been prepared in respect of the proposed development.
The planning application together with, the EIAR and NIS may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during public opening hours at the offices of An Bord Pleanála and Waterford City and County Council. The application may also be inspected online at the following website set up by the applicant: www.williamstownroadplanning.ie.
Any person may, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by An Bord Pleanála of the application and on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 (except for certain prescribed bodies), make a submission or observations in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, relating to the implications of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area or areas concerned, and the likely effects on the environment or the likely effects on a European site, as the case may be, of the proposed development, if carried out. Submissions or observations duly made will be considered by An Bord Pleanála in making a decision on the application. Such submissions or observations must also include the following information:
a) the name of the person, authority or body making the submission or observations, the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent,
b) the subject matter of the submission or observations, and
c) the reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observations is or are based.
An Bord Pleanála may grant permission for the strategic housing development as proposed, or may grant permission subject to such modifications as it specifies in its decision, or may grant permission in part only, with or without any other modifications it may specify in its decision, or may refuse to grant permission for the proposed development. An Bord Pleanála may attach to a grant of permission, such conditions as it considers appropriate.
Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to the Strategic Housing Development Section of An Bord Pleanála (Tel. 01-8588100).
A person may question the validity of a decision of An Bord Pleanála by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with sections 50 and 50A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000), as amended. Practical information on the review mechanism can be found in the Judicial Review Notice on the An Bord Pleanála’s website: www.pleanala.ie or on the Citizens Information Service website: www.citizensinformation.ie.