Lissywollen SHD

Alanna Roadbridge Developments Ltd. intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development, on a site of c. 17.64 hectares, located in the townlands of Lissywollen, Kilnafaddoge & Retreat, and partially traversing the townlands of Curragh, Cloghanboy (Strain) & Cloghanboy (Homan), Athlone, County Westmeath. The development site is bisected by the existing Brawny residential estate and is generally bounded to the north by the N6, to the south by the Old Rail Trial Greenway, to the west by Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí, and to the east by undeveloped lands, further east of which are ESB Regional Headquarters. Access to the development will be from the Ballymahon roundabout (on the R915 - to the west) and the Garrycastle roundabout (on the R916 - to the east).

The development will consist of the following:

(1) Construction of 576 no. residential dwellings comprised of 285 no. houses and 291 no. apartments and duplex units consisting of:

  • 285 no. 2 storey semi-detached & terraced houses (50 no. four beds, 200 no. three beds & 35 no. two beds);
  • 8 no. apartments & duplexes (4 no. one beds & 4 no. three beds) in Block A (3 storeys);
  • 8 no. apartments & duplexes (4 no. one beds & 4 no. three beds) in Block B (3 storeys);
  • 15 no. apartments (15 no. two beds) in Block C (3 storeys);
  • 16 no. apartments & duplexes (7 no. one beds, 5 no. two beds & 4 no. three beds) in Block D (3 storeys);
  • 9 no. apartments & duplexes (5 no. one beds, 1 no. two bed & 3 no. three beds) in Block E (3 storeys);
  • 8 no. apartments & duplexes (4 no. two beds & 4 no. three beds) in Block F (3 storeys);
  • 4 no. apartments (4 no. one beds) in Block G (2 storeys);
  • 12 no. apartments & duplexes (12 no. three beds) in Block H (3 storeys);
  • 21 no. apartments (21 no. two beds) in Block K (3 storeys);
  • 36 no. apartments (36 no. two beds) in Block L (part 4 storey / part 5 storey);
  • 20 no. apartments (6 no. one beds, 6 no. two beds & 8 no. three beds) in Block M (part 3 storey / part 4 storey);
  • 27 no. apartments (27 no. two beds) in Block N (3 storeys);
  • 43 no. apartments & duplexes (14 no. one beds, 24 no. two beds & 5 no. three beds) in Block O (2 to 4 storeys);
  • 12 no. apartments (6 no. one beds & 6 no. two beds) in Block P (3 storeys);
  • 8 no. apartments & duplexes (4 no. two beds & 4 no. three beds) in Block Q (3 storeys);
  • 18 no. apartments (6 no. one beds & 12 no. two beds) in Block R (3 storeys);
  • 12 no. apartments & duplexes (6 no. two beds & 6 no. three beds) in Block S (3 storeys);
  • 14 no. apartments (4 no. one beds & 10 no. two beds) in Block T (3 storeys).

(2) Construction of 2 no. crèches comprised of: a 2 storey crèche of c. 321m2 located on the ground & first floors of Block C & a 1 storey crèche of c. 448m2 located on the ground floor of Block T.

(3) Construction of 1 no. community hub of c. 101m2 located on the ground floor of Block D.

(4) Construction of basement level car parking of c. 1,089m2 comprising 34 no. car parking spaces & 36 no. bicycle parking spaces, forming part of Block L.

(5) Construction of an east-west access road through the development site, extending from the Ballymahon roundabout (on the R915 - to the west) to the Garrycastle roundabout (on the R916 - to the east) and all associated road development works.

(6) Provision of public open spaces, hard and soft landscaping, public lighting, car & bicycle parking, pedestrian and cyclist connections to Old Rail Trail Greenway, bin storage, 6 no. ESB sub-stations, drainage and attenuation, utility services etc. and all associated site development works.

The application contains a statement setting out how the proposal is consistent with the objectives of the Westmeath County Development Plan 2014-2020, the Athlone Town Development Plan 2014-2020 and the Lissywollen South Framework Plan 2018-2024, and also 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) has been prepared in respect of the development proposal and accompanies the application. The application, together with the Environmental Impact Assessment Report, may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during public opening hours at the offices of An Bord Pleanála and Westmeath County Council. The application may also be inspected online at the following website set up by the applicant: www.lissywollenshd.ie.