Peninsula building limits only for LAP
FINGAL County Council has told a local Fianna Fáil councillor that housing construction limits on Donabate peninsula before the new Donabate Distributor Road is operational, only apply to lands within the Donabate Local Area Plan.
Cllr Adrian Henchy asked the council to ‘confirm the upper limit of housing units that can be both built and occupied within both the current local area plan zoned lands and all other residential zonings within Donabate Portane that can be occupied before the proposed Donabate Distributor Road becomes fully operational’.
But the council responded in writing, saying: ‘The phased delivery of housing relates only to those lands that are subject to the Donabate LAP that was adopted in March 2016 i.e. lands at Turvey, Rahillion, Corballis East and West, Spires East and Ballymastone.’
Laying out the limits on construction on those sites before the road is operational, the council explained: ‘Circa 1,000 units can be provided in Phase 1 on lands at Turvey, Rahillion, Corballis West and a small area of land to the south of Smyth’s Pub before the construction and operation of the Distributor Road.’
The local authority added: ‘Phase 2 provides for the construction of c.750 units on lands at Corballis West, Corballis East and Spires East, and prior to any units being sold and occupied on these lands, the Distributor Road linking the Hearse Road to the Balcarrick Road must be operational.’
It concluded: ‘The final phased delivery of housing and infrastructure relates to circa 2,000 on lands at Corballis East and Ballymastone. Construction cannot begin on these units until the full Distributor Road linking the Hearse Road to the Portrane Road is operational.’ The answer comes in the context of increased local concern over the level of construction on the peninsula.