Fine Gael councilor for Castleknock, Eithne Loftus, has given a warm welcome to the decision of Fingal County Council to reject a planning application for a development of 538 high-density apartments and houses in Diswellstown, Castleknock. The council has asked the applicants, Park Developments, to submit revised plans for the development which must;
- Reduce the overall density of the development by replacing many of the apartments with detached and semi-detached houses
- Provision of a dedicated road access to the school
- Making the land between St Patrick’s National School and the access road available to the school for its use
- Changes to the design of the retail units and the terraced housing
The applicant will have six months to submit revised plans. If the council does not receive revised plan within six months, the planning application will be refused automatically. The applicant may with withdraw the application and submit new plans at any time but this will require a new site notice, newspaper advertisement and a new five week period for objections and observations.
‘I am very happy with the decision of the council on this development. We all accept that this land will be developed at some point in the future but any development must be in keeping with the Carpenterstown/Luttrellstown area and must provide more land for St Patrick’s National School’, she said