The subject lands have a stated site area of 0.9 hectares and are located within the larger Rosemount Estate housing development. The site is bounded, to the west by a perimeter wall, to the north, east and south by existing single and two storey residential properties.
Lands in the vicinity of the site are occupied by residential accommodation on all sides. The site enjoys good connections with public transport (Quality Bus Corridor and Luas). There is a large playing field and parks within 250m of the subject lands. The site has an area of 0.9 hectares and formerly accommodated 84 dwelling units over 3 no. five-storey apartment blocks. The apartment blocks were in poor condition and were demolished in 2011.
Currently the site is vacant and is covered with a mixture of grassed areas and hard standing. The perimeter of the site on three sides, northern, eastern and southern boundaries are occupied by two storey houses with some single storey bungalow type accommodation clustered in the eastern portion as well as south eastern corner. The remaining western boundary is bounded by an existing blockwork wall with residential properties behind it.
The proposed development provides for 44 residential units at a density of 49 units per hectare with a mix of dwelling types – 27 no. 3 bed; 4 no. 2 bed; 1 no. 4 bed and 12 no. 1 beds, with a central green amenity space and 2 shared surface ‘home-zone’ areas. Of the 44 units, 74% are houses and 26% are apartments.