Having regard to:
icklow County Council has called upon the developer applying for 85 dwellings on Kindlestown House for further information.
With 19 objections filed against the development – including one from Coolagad Environmental and another from the Delgany Community Council – it would appear Wicklow Planning have concerns too about building on this historic site.
Here’s hoping they can get those concerns sorted before Maguire & Patterson have their wicked way with Dr Ryan’s old place.
In Wicklow Planning’s request for further information, they state…
With reference to the above application I am to inform you that the information submitted is not adequate to enable a decision to be made.
Accordingly, in pursuance of Article 33 of the Planning & Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended) notice is hereby given requiring the information requested on the following pages.
This information is essential in order to fully assess the proposal. If it is not received within 6 months from the date of this notice the application will be automatically declared withdrawn. Please ensure your response is clearly marked with the above planning register reference number otherwise it may not be considered a response to this request and may be declared withdrawn as above.
Please note where Maps, Drawings, Plans or Documents are required, six copies have to be submitted.
Please not in accordance with the provisions of Article 35 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001, as amended you may be required to give notice in an approved newspaper and erect a new site notice following the submission of the further information or revised plans if it is considered that the information, evidence, revised drawings, plans or particulars received, as appropriate, contain significant data, including information in relation to effects on the environment. You will be informed of any requirements regarding publication of a newspaper notice following inspection of the information submitted. Your response in this regard will be required within a very short timeframe. The period determining the application will run from the date of receipt by the Planning Authority of the revised notices.
All drawings submitted in response to Article 33 must comply with the requirements of Article 23 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).
Having regard to:
(a) The designation of Killincarrig House as a Protected Structure
(b) The setting of Killincarrig House, which includes significant mature trees
(c) The existing biodiversity value of the site
(d) Objectives HER1, HER3 and HER4 and Appendix B set out in the Greystones-Delgany and Kilcoole LAP 2013, which all relate to the protection of the built and natural heritage and which specifically highlight the need to protect trees on the grounds of Killincarrig House
(e) Objectives CPO 8.13, 8.14, 8.18, 8.19, 8.25, 17.1, 17.12, 17.14, 17.20, 17.22, 17.23, etc, of the County Development Plan 2022, which seek to protect and enhance the built and natural heritage and biodiversity of the County.
(f) The visual amenity of the site when viewed from the public road and walkway adjoining the northern boundary of the site
(g) The design and layout of the proposed development, which includes proposals to remove a significant number of the existing trees (over 63%) and hedges, propose to locate large scale structures in close proximity to the Protected Structure, in particular, Apartment Block 1, and includes modifications to the Protected Structure and its associated vernacular structures.
(h) The location of dwelling no.s 27 & 28 to the front of the Protected Structure in an area which contains mature trees that would have to be removed.
Wicklow Planning – who, hopefully, will eventually realise that this is Kindlestown House and not Killincarrig House – go on to request a Planning and Design Report from the Eden Gate Centre-based Beakonshaw Hill Ltd.
And they also go on for another four pages of problems they have with that initial application. Which is a good thing, of course.
You can check out Wicklow County Council’s entire Further Information request right below…