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Millfield Service Station, Redforge Road, Blackpool, Cork




Bellmount Developments Limited is applying for permission for a strategic housing development at Millfield Service Station, Redforge Road, Blackpool, Cork.
The site, which is 0.46 hectares in area, is located to the immediate north of Blackpool Retail Park. The site is situated c. 200m from Blackpool Shopping Centre and approximately 2km from Cork City Centre. The 2015 Cork City Development Plan includes the specific zoning objective: ZO 8. This objective is to provide for and/or improve district centres as mixed-use centres, with a primary retail function which also acts as a focus for a range of services. The proposed development will ensure the provision of a residential 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 including a single storey building, pump island canopy, 4 no. fuel pumps and the decommissioning/removal of 4 no. underground fuel tanks; and
• The construction of 114 no. Build to Rent apartments (comprising a mix of 1 and 2 bed apartments) in 2 no. blocks, ranging in height from 4 to 9 storeys;
• 1 no. 313 sqm retail unit;
• Residential amenity facilities including a reception, residents’ gym, lounge area and shared workspace;
• The provision of landscaping and amenity areas including an enclosed courtyard and 1 no. rooftop garden;
• The provision of public realm improvements on Redforge Road including widened footpaths and pavement improvements, pedestrian crossing, tree planting, raised tables/planters and seating areas; and
• All associated ancillary development including pedestrian/cyclist facilities, lighting, drainage, boundary treatments, bin and bicycle storage, ESB Sub-station and plant at ground floor level.

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


Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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