More than 130 homes approved on former Smurfit printworks
IDV Developments scheme is on two-hectare site facing Botanic Road in Glasnevin
The scheme proposed by IDV Developments will provide 43 three-to-four bedroom houses, 76 apartments and 12 duplexes, as well as a cafe and crèche. Library photograph: Thinkstock
The two-hectare (4.94 acre) site, the largest vacant site in the area with potential for housing, faces Botanic Road and is sandwiched between Iona Road to the south and the former John Player cigarette factory to the east.
The scheme proposed by IDV Developments will provide 43 three-to-four bedroom houses, 76 apartments and 12 duplexes, as well as a cafe and a crèche on the former industrial site, which was cleared of buildings almost a decade ago but has since remained vacant.
In 2014 IDV, using the company name Westhill Atlantic, sought permission for 147 homes on the site including 66 houses, 67 apartments and 14 duplexes, but the application was rejected by the council because of the heights proposed, the impact on adjoining properties, and the design of the homes.
Several local residents objected to plans for the new development on similar grounds but the council has decided to grant permission.
The council said the scheme was of an appropriate density for the area, and, while of contemporary design, would broadly reflect the pattern of development in the area.