Tue, Aug 3, 2021
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A property developer has started the first stage of Strategic Housing Development planning application process with An Bord Pleanála for the development of 112 apartments at the Balnagowan House site (also know as Wendon House or Bealnagown House). This step is in advance of any formal application to An Bord Pleanála at which point members of the public would be in a position to make any observations.
[Update 7-Jan-2022 - a full Strategic Housing Development application has been made and can be found here]
The application is at the Pre-Application Consultation stage. During this stage the applicant consults with Dublin City Council and An Bord Pleanála who will form opinion as to whether documents submitted constitute a reasonable basis for an application.
On 5th October An Bord Pleanála made a recommendation on the Balnagowan House Strategic Housing Development consultation. The boards view was that the application “Requires further consideration/amendment”.
In An Bord Pleanála’s opinion document it says any formal application would need:
Note that this does not prevent the applicant making a formal planning application under the SHD process. Normally when the applicant makes a formal application they will include a document that specifically addresses the points made by the board.
It should be noted that Balnagowan House is on the Dublin City Record of Protected Structures (Ref 8699) which affords it some protection.
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