Colp West SHD 2
Shannon Homes (Drogheda) Limited, intends to apply to An Bord Pleanála (the Board) for permission for a strategic housing development (SHD) at Colp West, Drogheda, County Meath. The lands are primarily located to the north of Colpe Road and to the west of Mill Road and Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa and are primarily bordered to the south west by the Dublin-Belfast railway line. The site also takes in lands within the existing Grange Rath development to the south west of the railway line and sections of Colpe Road and Mill Road to the south east and northeast of the main application site. The lands are within the townlands of Colp West, Colp East, Stameen, and Mornington.
The development will consist of a residential development comprising 357 no. residential units, a childcare facility and associated outdoor play area, road infrastructure, a pedestrian bridge over the railway line and associated pathways, all associated open space, cycle and pedestrian infrastructure, services and all other associated development on a site of c. 13.47 hectares.
The 357 no. residential units proposed consist of 169 no. houses, 52 no. duplex apartments and 136 no. apartments.
The 169 no. houses will consist of the following:
- 104 no. 3 bedroom units
- 65 no. 4 bedroom units
The 136 no. apartment units will consist of the following:
- 58 no. 1 bedroom units
- 78 no. 2 bedroom units
The 52 no. duplex units will consist of the following:
- 52 no. 3 bedroom units
The proposed childcare facility is a two storey building with a GFA of 439 sq.m. The proposed houses are 2 to 3 storeys in height and the duplex/apartment blocks are 3 to 6 storeys in height.
The development includes road infrastructure comprising of a link street approximately 652m in length (including changes to the previously permitted road infrastructure under Reg. Ref.: LB/180620), including bus stops, 1 no. roundabout, pedestrian crossings and c. 246m long road to the east to facilitate a connection to the existing school on Mill Road (Gaelscoil an Bhradáin Feasa). The road infrastructure also includes the realignment of a section of Colpe Road and the realignment of the southern section of Mill Road, and includes proposed cycle lanes/paths, footpaths, grass verge, and the provision of a footpath and cyclepath / cycle lane on Colpe Road to tie-in with the existing shared footpath / cyclepath, to the south-west of the railway line.
The proposed new pedestrian bridge will cross the existing Dublin to Belfast railway line and will link the proposed SHD development to the existing Grange Rath housing development to the south-west.
The development includes associated site and infrastructural works including all associated road infrastructure, foul and surface / storm water drainage (including upgrading of water services on Mill Road), surface water management including attenuation and storage features, a pumping station, watermains and utilities, 592 no. car parking spaces, 532 no. cycle parking spaces, public open space including a linear park, bin and bike stores, 2 no. substations, landscaping consisting of new tree planting, hedges, berms and grass planting, boundary treatments, public lighting, temporary marketing suite and signage (during construction phases), and all associated site and infrastructural works.
The application contains a statement setting out how the proposal will be consistent with the objectives of the Meath County Development Plan 2013-2019 and the Local Area Plan for the Southern Environs of Drogheda 2009-2015 (as incorporated in the Meath County Development Plan).
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.
An Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and a Natura Impact Statement (NIS) have been prepared in respect of the proposed development.