Application Details





Permission (SHD)

3.4 ha at Chesterfield, Cross Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, A94 PF82

Permission for a strategic housing development. The subject site encompasses an

Permission for a strategic housing development. The subject site encompasses an area of 3.15 hectares and the balance of 0.25 hectares incorporates the public road, Cross Avenue and is included to accommodate works to facilitate connections to surface water and potable water supply services. The development will consist of: 1) The demolition of the non-original fabric of Chesterfield House (210 sqm GFA) and 3No. derelict sheds (combined 113 sqm GFA); 2) Internal reconfiguration and change of use of the existing 'Summer House' (59.3 sqm GFA) to caretaker's office and store; 3) The construction of 221No. residential units, with a cumulative gross floor area of 26,738 sqm comprising; a) 211No. apartments in 7No. blocks ranging in height from 3 storeys to 7 storeys incorporating 29 no. 1 bed, 105 no. 2 bed and 77 no. 3 bed units, all with private amenity space; b) 3No. apartments (1 no. 2 bed and 2 no. 3 bed units) contained within a re-constructed Chesterfield House, all with private amenity space; and, c) 7No. 2-storey 3-bedroom houses comprising 1No. detached and 6No. semi-detached houses to the north of Chesterfield House all with private amenity space. 4) The construction of a childcare facility with a gross floor area of 216 sqm an associated play area of 105 sqm and 3 no. set-down parking spaces adjacent to the main access road; 5) The construction of a resident's amenity facility incorporating a gymnasium, meeting rooms and media room with a gross floor area of 450 sqm; 6) The construction of a concierge office (11.06 sqm GFA) and ESB sub-station (23.68 sqm GFA), 7) The provision of 274 no. bicycle parking spaces and a total of 325 no. car parking spaces comprising 302 no. at basement level and 23 no. at surface level; 8) Realignment of the existing on-site surface water feature, surface water attenuation measures and connections to the municipal potable water supply at the junction of Cross Avenue and Booterstown Avenue and the surface water sewer at the junction of Cross Avenue and Mount Merrion Avenue; 9) 2 no. future pedestrian access paths up to the boundary with Clonfadda to the south and Cherbury to the west; 10) Improvement works to the existing entrance on Cross Avenue including the construction of an ornate patterned steel panel (30m x 3.7m) incorporating signage (2.6m x 0.3m) to the east of the existing entrance and signage (2.2m x 1.5m) on the existing wall to the west; works to the public footpath in the form of a raised table pedestrian crossing, realignment of internal access road to 5.5 m and construction of a public footpath of 2.0m from the Cross Avenue entrance; 11) Decommissioning of existing water tank; 12) All ancillary site development works including plant, waste storage, a garden square, communal amenity space, landscaping, boundary treatment, lighting and solar PV panels. The proposed development consists of the carrying out of works to Chesterfield House which contains a protected structure, 'Original Drawing Room' (RPS No.171). Importantly, the protected structure will be retained within the proposed re-constructed Chesterfield House. The application contains a statement setting out how the proposal is consistent with the objectives of the Dún Laoghaire County Development 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. The application may also be inspected online at the following website set up by the applicant:

Decision made

Decision made


Applicant Details



Cairn Homes Properties Limited 


Dara Holohan 

Agent Details



McCucheon Halley Chartered Planning 

Paula Galvin 

Kreston House, Arran Court, Arran Quay, Dublin, D07 K271 

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