Computer-generated images of the Grangend development.

Decision this month on 212-home application in Dunshaughlin

A decision is due to be made this month on a proposal to build over 200 houses at Grangend in Dunshaughlin, on the Ratoath Road.

Loughglynn Developments has submitted a Strategic Housing Development Application (SHD) to An Bord Pleanála for permission to build 212 housing units (113 houses and 99 apartments) on the site of almost eight hectares (20 acres), adjoining the R125 Dunshaughlin-Ratoath road.

The application was made in May and is due for decision on 16th September.

The proposed development will consist of the demolition of two derelict cottages, the construction of 212 dwellings comprising 113 storey houses (21 four-beds and 92 three-beds; 99 apartments in six three to four storey blocks, comprising six one-bed, 90 two-bed and three three-bed; and construction of a creche.

The development also provides for construction of a 250m section of the Dunshaughlin East Main Distributor Road; construction of a new verge, path and cycle lane along the R125 with the road realigned to create a new street; provision of vehicular entrances from the R125, with additional vehicular access from the new distributor road to the east, and also from the existing Grange Park residential development to the south; 362 car parking spaces and 264 secure bike parking spaces; and open spaces including a new civic park.

The proposal, is successful, will see a further growth in the Grangend area of Dunshaughlin, which in recent years has seen hundreds of houses constructed in the Grange Park and Cnoc Tiernan estates, and a linking up with already permitted Gem development which will stretch around the east side of the village from the Dublin Road.

This development will see 913 residential units, a neighbourhood centre with retail units, a café/restaurant, a primary healthcare/gym, a community facility and a childcare facility, open space, and a section of the Dunshaughlin Outer Relief Road, on 28 hectares.

Loughglynn, the Grangend applicant, is headed up by Tom Hora, an established and highly regarded builder who is responsible for many developments around the village already, including Grange Park, Hanson Wood, and Seachnall Abbey on the old Delany farm on the Dublin Road.

Meath County Council is also planning a development of 42 housing units off the Lagore Road, with 16 one-bed duplex units; 18 two-bed two-storey houses; seven three-bed two-storey house; and a four-bed two-storey home.