Re: Re: A return to philantropic housing…. by Tesco
Refused outright on 4 counts:
1. The proposed development would by virtue of its scale, bulk, visual prominence in the streetscape have a significant negative impact on the visual amenities of the area and on the character of this designated conservation area. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
2. The proposed development would by virtue of its scale, design including the provision of balconies and relationship to residential properties to the north and north east of the application site, have a significant negative impact on the residential amenities by virtue of overlooking and obtrusive and overbearing visual impact. The proposed development would therefore seriously injure the amenities of these adjacent properties and would be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area and the residential zoning objective of these areas as indicated in the Development Plan.
3. The layout of the proposed residential accommodation in terms of the amount of quality usable open space to serve the accommodation proposed, the size of the proposed internal courtyard and the aspect and degree of natural lighting available to serve a number of the residential units accessed from this internal courtyard area is considered to be deficient such that it would lead to the creation of a poor quality of residential accommodation and would be contrary to the provisions of Paragraphs 15.9.4 and 15.9.6 of the Dublin City Development Plan 2005-2011, particularly as it relates to the availability of daylight and sunlight and the provision of public and private open space. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to the proper planning and development of this residential area.
4. Based on the information submitted with the application, the applicant has not demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Planning Authority that the potentially conflicting commercial / service delivery and residentially generated traffic movements can be satisfactorily accommodated within the confines of the site and that the development as proposed would not give rise to the creation of traffic congestion and possible traffic hazard in the immediate vicinity of the application site. The proposed development would therefore be contrary to the proper planning and development of the area.