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  • Northside West

Two major plans withdrawn

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 8:00am

Story by Jack Gleeson
Two major plans withdrawn

A computer generated impression of the proposed development at the former Mouldpro site

Two major plans withdrawn

A computer generated impression of the proposed development at the former Mouldpro site

TWO major planning applications that would have brought over 270 new homes to Finglas and Poppintree have now been withdrawn, it emerged last week.

Proposals for 108 homes at McKee Avenue in Finglas and 169 social housing units at the former Mouldpro International Site on Jamestown Road and Poppintree Park Lane West were both withdrawn on Wednesday, October 14.

The two plans submitted by Crekav Landbank Investments would have brought 277 homes to the area in a mix of houses, apartments and duplexes. 

The development at the former Mouldpro site would have included a community centre, a primary care facility, a leisure centre with a 25 metre swimming pool and a nursing home for up to 120 residents.

Plans for the development of 108 homes at the former SCA Hygiene Products facility at Mckee Avenue also featured a distribution centre and a new four-storey office building.

Local Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe (FF) said he was surprised by both the original submission and subsequent withdrawal of the proposals.

“There was no consultation with councillors before these applications were made,” he said.

“I’d have concerns about plans for large developments being submitted without prior notification and consultation with the public representatives.”

Cllr McAuliffe believes the developments would have been isolated from local facilities like shops and schools and that the plans submitted needed further work.

Crekav Landbank Investments had no comment to make when asked why the plans were withdrawn or if revised applications would be submitted at a later date.


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