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Estuary View Enterprises 2020 Limited, intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development at this site at Bessborough, Ballinure, Blackrock, Cork.

The development will consist of.

  • The construction of a residential development of 280 no. residential apartment units with supporting tenant amenity facilities, café, crèche, and all ancillary site development works. The proposed development includes 280 no. apartments to be provided as follows: Block A (6 no. studio apartments, 14 no. 1-bedroom, 34 no. 2-bedroom & 1 no. 3-bedroom over 1-6 storeys), Block B (37 no. 1-bedroom & 49 no. 2-bedroom over 6-10 storeys), Block C (31 no. 1-bedroom, 36 no. 2-bedroom & 6 no. 3-bedroom over 5-9 storeys) and Block D (30 no. 1-bedroom, 31 no. 2-bedroom & 5 no. 3-bedroom over 6-7 storeys). The proposal includes a new pedestrian/cycle bridge over the adjoining Passage West Greenway to the east, connecting into the existing down ramp from Mahon providing direct access to the greenway and wider areas.
  • The proposed development provides for outdoor amenity areas, landscaping, under-podium and street car parking, bicycle parking, bin stores, 2 no. substations one of which is single storey free standing, a single storey carpark access building, public lighting, roof mounted solar panels, wastewater infrastructure including new inlet sewer to the Bessborough Wastewater Pumping Station to the west, surface water attenuation, water utility services and all ancillary site development works. Vehicular access to the proposed development will be provided via the existing access road off the Bessboro Road. Part of the proposed development is situated within the curtilage of Bessborough House which is a Protected Structure (Reference: RPS 490).

An Environmental Impact Assessment Report and a Natura Impact Statement have been prepared in respect of the proposed development.