A planning application was made in June 2011 for the construction of a single storey spilt level three bedroom house on an elevated site in the Glenasmole valley in the Dublin Mountains.
The site is highly sensitive in environmental terms being immediately adjacent to a Special Area of Conservation that surrounds the Glenasmole Reservoir which is a Natura 2000 site and also a proposed Natural Heritage Area.
The area is also subject to significant pressure for urban generated housing and as such is subject to numerous land use policies that seek to protect and enhance the outstanding natural character of the Dublin Mountain Area by restricting future development and directing any such development in certain locations. Those seeking permission must meet exacting criteria and development must be of the highest quality design and materials.
The planning inputs consisted of co-ordinating the planning application and presenting the planning case for the proposed development in terms of the policies and objectives of the County Council as set out in the Council’s Development Plan.
Gillian Brophy and David Nulty
Downes Associates Engineers
Scott Cawley, Ecological Consultants
Dr Les Brown, Hydrologist
Images: 20tenstudio Architects.