t’s been quite for a year of ups and refusals on the planning front over in Kilcoole, but all that looks set to change.
In September 2022, planning was refused for 56 houses on the main street, around the back of the Mollys, a big jump back from the 267 applied for in September 2018.
In August, Wicklow County Council put forward a development of 152 units on Lott Lane, promising an almost-equal split of social and affordable. Nine months later, and the Wicklow Planning site still doesn’t reveal what the frick is going on there.
Situated east of Lott Lane and north of the existing Wellfield, pre-validation application no.23466 had Dwyer Nolan Developments Ltd hoping for 50 houses, but ultimately their application was deemed incomplete. Over at Ballycrone on Cooldross Lane, Queequeg Ltd eventually got the thumbs up looking for their 12 houses on application no.23462…
And now, another application for Lott Lane, this time from Ciaran and Simon Doyle, who are hoping to build 46 houses there.
Application no.2360348 reads…
A proposed new housing development consisting of 46 residential units; the development will comprise: 5 no. detached dwellings (Area 1) and 41 no. duplex /apartments (Area 2) 1. Area 1 is as follows : 5no. 2-storey detached 4-bed units on individual sites, 2. Area 2 is as follows : 3 no. 1-bed units, 23 no. 2-bed units & 15no. 3-bed units; the duplex/apartment units will be accommodated in five no.3-storey blocks (8no. in Block 1, 10no. in Block 2, 8no. in Block 3, 9no. in Block 4 and 6no. in Block 5), Block 1 will consist of 4no. terraced 2-bed apartments on the ground floor with 4 no. 2-storey/ 3-bed terraced duplex units above. Block 2 will consist of 5no. 2-bed terraced apartments on the ground floor with 5no. 2-storey/ 3-bed terraced duplex units above, Block 3 will consist of 4no. 2-bed terraced apartments on the ground floor with 4no. 2-storey/ 3-bed terraced duplex units above, a single storey bin and bicycle store adjoins Blocks 1&2 and a single storey bin and bicycle store adjoins Blocks 2&3. Block 4 will consist of 3 no. 1-bed, 4 no. 2-bed and 2no. 3-bed apartments, Block 5 will consist of 6 no. 2-bed apartments, a single storey bin and bicycle store adjoins Blocks 4&5; 3. In regard to terraces and balconies the following will be applied: Blocks 1, 2 & 3 will have ground floor terraces on the north and south elevations and upper floor balconies on the south elevation. Block 4 will have ground floor terraces on the north, south, east and west and upper floor balconies on the east, west and south elevations while Block 5 will have ground floor terraces and upper floor balconies on the east and west elevations; 4. A new main vehicular/pedestrian accesses to the site will be sought to service the proposed development from Sea Road with another new vehicular entrance to service Sites 1-4 from Lott Lane, Site no. 5 will have a private new vehicular access from Sea Road; the development will be served by a new public foul sewer which connects to existing sewerage in Sea Rd; surface water from the development will be attenuated in an on-site attenuation tank, with outfall connecting to a public surface water sewer on Sea Road. The development also includes connections to all utility services, mains water and public lighting as well as all soft and hard landscaping and boundary treatments including hedging, walls, fences and all site works
Filed on October 13th, submissions are due by November 16th, with the decision coming on December 6th.
You can find both on the Wicklow Planning site here. Submissions can be emailed here, and your €20 paid on 040420100.