The proposed development will consist of a strategic housing development of 143no. residential units (8no. 1-bed; 38no. 2-bed; 71no. 3-bed; and 26no. 4-bed units), comprising 105no. houses (3no. detached; 42no. semi-detached; and 60no. terraced units) and 38no. apartments, ranging in height from 2-3 storeys above ground, including split-level houses on a site at Monacnapa, Blarney, Cork by Eoin Sheehan.
The proposed development will also consist of the demolition of an existing garage and southern boundary wall, to be replaced with a new southern boundary wall, as well as the lowering of the existing eastern boundary wall and pier, at no. 1 Sunberry Drive; a crèche; all associated ancillary site development and landscaping works, to include bin stores, bicycle and car parking, ground works and retaining structures, foul drainage, stormwater drainage, water supply, service ducting and cabling, public lighting, relocation of existing ESB substation, and all boundary treatments.
The proposed development is to be accessed via the existing Sunberry Heights/Sunberry Drive off the Blarney Relief Road (R617). An upgrade is proposed to the existing Sunberry Heights/Sunberry Drive and the existing access to the proposed strategic housing development, including the widening of the footpath at the junction with the Blarney Relief Road (R617), raised platforms, security barriers and fencing as necessary, road markings, and road resurfacing to facilitate improved pedestrian/cycle connectivity. A Natura Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of the proposed development.