Planning permission sought for 57 homes in Johnstown

Decision due in in October

Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara

Planning permission sought for 57 homes in Johnstown

Johnstown, where the planning permission is being sought

A planning application has been lodged to build almost 60 houses in Johnstown.

A decision is due to be made on the application in early October.

The application is for 14 three-bedroom semi detached two storey houses; 38 four-bedroom semi-detached two-storey houses and five five-bedroom detached dwellings — a total of 57 homes.

The application also envisages a new access to the site off the L6034 and the realignment of the junction of the L6033 and the L6034 as well as the realignment of the footpath along the L6034.

The site occupies almost 5.8 acres.

The applicant is Ardstone Residential Partner Fund.

Ardstone Residential Partnership was described by Finance Minister Michael Noonan as a residential equity investment fund that is focused on delivering residential units to the market “over the short to medium term.”

Ardstone is a fund focussed on residential development in Ireland, notably in areas within Dublin’s commuter belt.

It is funded by investors hoping to capitalise on a perceived shortage of residential housing by targeting zoned and planned residential land, overseeing the housebuilding and sales process.

A separate and unrelated planning application has been made concerning the existing parochial house in Sallins.

Fr Liam Morgan parish priest wants to demolish the house and outbuildings and build a 31 square metre building comprising a vesting room, store and toilets and a car park which can accommodate 57 cars.