The development will consist of the provision of 133 no. residential units comprising 117 no. terraced, detached and semi-detached two storey houses (21 no. two bed units, 48 no. three bed units and 48 no. four bed units); 16 no. duplex apartments in 2 no. three storey blocks (8 no. two bed and 8 no. three bed apartments).
The main vehicular access to the development will be provided from the existing roundabout junction at the R764 to the west of the site. Provision for future pedestrian connections to adjoining lands is also proposed at the northern and eastern site boundaries. Existing residential boundaries along the western side of the R764 (including the boundary of Dawn Cottage – a Protected Structure) are proposed to be realigned to provide for a footpath into the centre of Ashford town. Associated upgrades to 2 no. pedestrian crossings are also proposed.
Associated infrastructural site and drainage works include foul and surface water drainage, 2 no. attenuation tanks; 263 no. car parking spaces, 4 no. bin and cycle stores, 1 no. bin store, and 2 no. ESB substations. The proposal includes all other landscaping, servicing and associated works above and below ground.
The application contains a statement setting out how the proposal will be consistent with the objectives of the Wicklow County Development Plan 2016-2022 and the Ashford Local Area Plan 2016-2022.
The application contains a statement indicating why permission should be granted for the proposed development, having regard to a consideration specified in section 37(2)(b) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended, notwithstanding that the proposed development materially contravenes a relevant development plan or local area plan other than in relation to the zoning of the land.