Re: *updates*

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🙂 Having withdrawn his previous application for Westend in Bishopstown only last month, Mark Kelleher has resubmitted a fresh application for the site in the hope that this revised proposal won’t meet the overwhelming, but quite frankly unwarranted, opposition posed by residents. Well over 100 objections were lodged against the proposal showing the small-minded can’t do attitude the residents of CAHRA having ably displayed over the months. In fairness, some objections were perfectly acceptable and quite right too – but the majority of ‘anti-highrise’ objections (the project was 5-storeys at its most) were quite frankly tripe!

But, let by-gones be by-gones, the new application is sought on the same site for a considerably more modest development consisting of 73 residential units made up of:4 No. Blocks of new townhouses comprising as follows; a)Block A- 6 no. Tce Hses, 2 storey with mansard roof, comprising 2 no. 4 bed and 4 no. 2 bed units b)Block B- 6 no. tce hses, 2 storey with mansard roof, comprising 1 no. 4 bed and 5 no. 3 bed units c)Block C- 20 no. units in 2 storey with mansard roof and 3 storey with mansard roof townhouses comprising 9 no. 3 bed duplexes, 10 no. 2 bed and 1 no. 1 bed units d)Block D- 11 no. 2 bed tce hses, 2 storey with mansard roof e)Block E- 4 no. tce hses 2 storey and 2 storey with mansard roof comprising 2 no. 4 bed, 1 no. 3 bed and 1 no. 2 bed units. With associated 36 no. grade level resident and visitors car parking. New 3 storey with mansard level apt devt over basement car park. The ground, 1st, 2nd & mansard floors will consist of a total of 26 no. apts comprising 8 no. 1 bed,17 no. 2 bed & 1 no. 3 bed units.The basement will comprise of 56 no. car parking bays.

Design is by Frank Ennis & Associates (whom I hear, on a side note, are investigating the possibility of following STW, O’Mahony Pike and others to Cork with a brand-new practice located in the city. However, it isn’t confirmed as of yet).

😮 The Moran Family are awaiting a decision on their development in Deanrock, Togher of 71 residential units; consisting of 54 no. 3 bedroom houses, 7 no. 2 bedroom houses, 2 no. 4 bedroom house, 1 no. 3 bedroom apartment, 6 no. 2 bedroom apartments and 1 no. 1 bedroom apartment. Permission is also sought for 89 no. car parking spaces, the relocation of the existing site entrance, for roads, footpaths, lighting and all site development works.

The application was submitted last October (2004) and was subject to extensive Further Information, with a number of small changes having been made. The locals took full advantage of the objection system, but the project will bring a new lease of life to an otherwise run-down area of the city. Design Strategies provided the architectural service on this one. A decision is due the 11th April 2005.

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