67 homes for D6 site


New plans for an apartment scheme at Dartry House in Dublin 6 are set to be lodged with Dublin City Council.

Less than two months after An Bord Pleanála refused developer Eugene Renehan permission to build 83 apartments around Dartry House - a large Victorian house in Rathgar - a new scaled-down plan is due to be presented to planners at the council.

Renehan is now looking for planning permission to build 67 units, comprising 59 apartments in four four-storey blocks and eight apartments in converted outbuildings.

Last April the planning board refused permission for the scheme because it would interfere with the setting of Dartry House - a protected building.

The property, set on 3.9 acres at Orwell Park, was previously owned by the Mill Hill Missionaries who operated St Joseph's retirement and residential centre from the site. Renehan purchased it for around €30 million in 2005.

The scheme will involve the demolition of all buildings to the north of Dartry House on the site.

Neither this or the previous proposal involve works to Dartry House itself, however an additional planning application is anticipated for the conversion of Dartry House into apartments.

Local residents objected to the scale and density of the scheme last time around.

The site is a portion of the original Mill Hill Missionaries site, which was subdivided and has been the subject of a number of planning applications in the last four years.