We had been wondering why the beautiful Marguerite was selling up and moving out of just about the most beautiful house in Greystones, and then, hey, we saw the sign.
The planning application sign, pinned on the hoarding outside what’s left of Sillan Lodge, the once-proud B&B that stood beside Margeurite’s mighty Knockrath.
Instead of that original building, or the three dwellings applied for when the property previously changed hands, an outfit called Church Lane Developments Ltd are looking to for planning permission for 9 dwellings. Which would compromise of 6 2.5-storey detached 4-bedroom dwellings, 2 2.5-storey semi-detached 4-bedroom dwellings and 1 1.5-storey detached 4-bedroom replacement dwelling.
The application – filed on April 10th 2019 – also lists ancillary site development works, including estate road, footpaths, landscaped open space, boundary treatment, and associated site services. Access is planned through the development to the rear of Marguerite’s glorious Knockrath.
So, another Greystones day, another planning application. Which, given that Greystones and Delgany are the two prettiest girls at the party, so many would-be suitors shouldn’t be all that surprising, of course.
Take a trip onGoogle Earth, and you’ll still find plenty of greenery on the outskirts of town, especially up around Charlesland, and on up to the N11. So, it’ll be some time yet before Greystones finally turns into the garden patio of Wicklow.
That said, time has a funny habit of moving incredibly fast when you’re not looking.
You can check out the Knockrath planning application right here, revisit the night Maguire & Patterson sealed the development deal here, planning objections info here, oh, and another mini-estate here. Planning permission was granted in September 2019.
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