Cot­ter in ‘fast-track’ bid to build 934 homes in Dublin

Irish Independent - Business Week - - BUSINESSWEEK - Ron­ald Quin­lan Com­mer­i­cal Prop­erty Ed­i­tor

DE­VEL­OPER Michael Cot­ter has be­come the first house builder to avail of the Gov­ern­ment’s heav­ily-an­tic­i­pated in­tro­duc­tion of a tem­po­rary ‘fast-track’ plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion sys­tem for large-scale hous­ing schemes.

Viscount Se­cu­ri­ties, a com­pany owned and con­trolled by Mr Cot­ter and his fam­ily, has sub­mit­ted a pre-ap­pli­ca­tion pro­posal to An Bord Pleanála for a to­tal of 934 new homes at Clay Farm in Leop­ard­stown, south county Dublin.

Should it be ap­proved, the scheme would see the de­liv­ery of 363 houses and 571 apart­ments on the site which is be­ing de­vel­oped by Mr Cot­ter’s Park De­vel­op­ments.

The fast-track plan­ning reg­u­la­tions, which were signed into law by hous­ing min­is­ter Eoghan Mur­phy on June 23, are set to re­duce the pe­riod for de­ci­sions on stra- te­gic hous­ing de­vel­op­ments (SHDs) of 100 units or more, to a max­i­mum of six months.

The process al­lows de­vel­op­ers seek­ing per­mis­sion for large-scale res­i­den­tial schemes to by­pass lo­cal au­thor­i­ties, and ap­ply di­rectly to An Bord Pleanála.

Out­side of Mr Cot­ter’s plans for new homes,UCD has sub­mit­ted its own pre-ap­pli­ca­tion pro­posal to An Bord Pleanála, seek­ing a 10-year plan­ning per­mis­sion for 512 stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion units, with the ca­pac­ity for 3,006 bed spa­ces.

The pro­posed de­vel­op­ment of seven apart­ment blocks in­cludes a stu­dent fa­cil­ity cen­tre and 994 car park­ing spa­ces.

UCD lodged its pre-ap­pli­ca­tion with An Bord Pleanála on July 3 last – the date on which the fast-track plan­ning sys­tem came into ef­fect.

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