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Bellmount Developments Limited is applying for permission for a strategic housing development at Wilton Road, Victoria Cross, Bishopstown, Cork.
The site, which is 0.22 hectares in area, is located towards the northern end of Wilton Road, approximately 900m to the west of University College Cork and 2.1km from Cork City Centre. The 2015 Cork City Development Plan includes the specific zoning objective: ZO 10. This objective is to protect, provide for and/or improve the retail function of local centres and provide a focus for local centres. The proposed development will ensure the provision of a student accommodation development. In line with the objectives of the 2015 Cork City Development Plan, the proposed development, which qualifies as a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) under the provision of the new Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016, comprises:
• The demolition of existing structures on site; and
• The construction of 40 student accommodation apartments (ranging in size from single bed studio apartments to 8-bed apartments) comprising a total of 243 bed spaces and ranging in height from 5 to 10 storeys;
• Student amenity facilities including student amenity space, 2 no. study rooms, media area, games area, ICT room and laundry room;
• The provision of landscaping and amenity areas including a courtyard space, a riverfront amenity and 2 rooftop terraces;
• The provision of a bus stop, a set down area, 1 access point and footpaths on Victoria Cross Road; and
• All associated ancillary development including pedestrian/cyclist facilities, lighting, drainage, boundary treatments, bin and bicycle storage, ESB Sub-station and plant at ground and roof top levels.

An Natura Impact Statement has been prepared in respect of the proposed development and accompanies this application.


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