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This is the Board Order we received today informing us of the decision to Grant permission for the Malahide to Donabate cycleway. ...

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Update on the cycle path between Malahide and Donabate.

Donabate Portrane Community Council has this morning received a letter from An Bord Pleanála.

The Bord has informed us that they have granted approval for the scheme.

This is great news for our community and is a welcome development.
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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HEARSE ROAD, DONABATE, CO. DUBLIN
An application has been received from Glenveagh Homes, for permission to temporarily close the North Section of Hearse Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin, to facilitate a road construction and footpaths. It is proposed the road will be closed from 0.00am to 24.00pm on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 until Friday 10th July 2020.
Alternative routes available for vehicular traffic are as follows:
Motorist travelling to and from Donabate and the R132/M1 Junction will be required to access the New Donabate Distributor Road (DDR) due to the closing of the north end of the Hearse Road.
From R132/M1 junction, motorists will travel along the R126 Hearse Road and continue straight at the new traffic signalled junction with the Donabate Distributor Road (DDR) to access Donabate. From the DDR, motorists will turn left on to Balcarrick/New Rd and travel approx. 800m to Main Street, Donabate. Alternatively, motorists can continue on the DDR to access the Portrane Road.
From Main Street, Donabate to R132/M1 junction, motorists will be required to turn left at Balcarrick/New Rd and travel approx. 800m to the new junction with the Donabate Distributor Road (DDR) and turn right to continue towards the R132/M1 junction. If the motorists miss the left turn at the junction of Balcarrick/New Rd they have the option to travel on to Turvey Ave and exit on to the R132, turning left at the roundabout for Dublin or right to Balbriggan. Alternatively, motorists can access the DDR via the Portrane Road.
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Donabate Portrane Community Council has received notice that a planning application has been submitted on lands owned by developer Canon Kirk.

The lands in question are located between the rear of Smyth’s pub and the newly constructed Donabate Distributor Road.

The development will consist of 55 no residential units, 3 no. retail units, public open spaces, upgrades to the public road, reconstruction of the existing car park serving Smyths Bridge House (a Protected Structure), upgrade of the existing entrance onto Main Street, internal
access roads, water services including a pumping station, surface water attenuation tank and detention basin, public lighting, 1 no. ESB substation and utilities. The residential element of the proposed development of 55 no. units comprises the following: 1 no. House Type B1: 3 Bedroom Two Storey
Mid-Terrace House (110 sqm)
1 no. House Type C: 3 Bedroom Two Storey Mid-Terrace House (102 sqm)
1 no. House Type E: 3 Bedroom Two Storey Semi-Detached House (116.5 sqm)
2 no. House Type F: 3 Bedroom Two Storey Semi-Detached House ( 116.4 sqm)
2 no. House Type L: 4 Bedroom Three Storey Under parked Terraced House (182 sqm)
1 no. House Type L1: 4 Bedroom Three Storey Underparked Semi-Detached House ( 182 sqm) 1 no. House Type L2: 4 Bedroom Three Storey Underparked Semi-Detached House (182 sqm) 2 no. House Type M: 4 Bedroom Two Storey Terraced House (144.4 sqm)
1 no. House Type M1: 4 Bedroom Two Storey Semi-Detached House (144.4 sqm)
2 no. House Type N: 4 Bedroom Two Storey Semi-Detached (125.4 sqm)
4 no. 2 Bedroom Duplexes (98.4 sqm) (Block !),
1 no. 2 Bedroom Apartment (110.9 sqm) (Block 2)
1 no. 1 Bedroom Apartment (57 sqm) (Block 3), 1 no.
2 Bedroom Apartment (83 sqm) (Block 3)
6 no. 1 Bedroom Apartment (50.7 sqm) (Block 4), 4 no. 1 Bedroom Apartment (54.5 sqm) (Block 4), I no. 1 Bedroom apartment (63.2 sqm) (Block 4), 2 no. 1
Bedroom apartment (64 sqm) (Block 4), 6 no. 2
Bedroom apartment (82.2 sqm) (Block 4), 2 no 2
Bedroom apartments (86 sqm) (Block 4), 6 no 2
Bedroom apartment (87.3 sqm) (Block 4), 6 no 2
Bedroom apartment (89 sqm) (Block 4) and 1 no. 3 Bedroom apartment (11o sqm) (Block 4).
Proposed Block 1 is three storeys in height, Block 2 is two storeys, Block 3 is two storeys and Block 4 is four storeys.
It is proposed to provide 1,600 sqm of public open space including a central playground and a pathway linking to the approved bridge over the railway line. The commercial element of the scheme comprises 2 no. retail units of 108 sqm each and 1 no retail unit of 45 sqm. It is proposed to reconfigure the existing permitted car park serving Smyths Bridge House to accommodate pedestrian , cyclist and limited vehicular access, 44 no. replacement car parking spaces. Works include the upgrade of 140 metres of Main Street including the​Balcarrick Road Junction. It is proposed to provide 98 bike parking spaces to serve the proposed development and 112 no. car parking spaces in total to serve the proposed development and Smyths Pub. Proposed potable, surface and foul water services and utilities will be provided predominantly under the proposed roadways, with pumping station, attenuation tank and detention basin provided in the south of the subject site.
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