Planning Granted for 250 Homes in Busy Area – Meath

Coreet Ltd have received planning permission under the Strategic Housing Development programme for the development of 250 units in Bryanstown, Drogheda with a decision from An Bord Pleanala.

The plan is that it will be phased, with 65 homes in phase 1, 71 in phase 2, 100 in phase 3 and four in the last phase. A playground area and creche is also planned along with a path and cycle-way along the R108.

With a potential of up to 1,000 new inhabitants to the area there are concerns among members of Meath County Council and locals that the development may negatively impede the area.

Architectural CGI of playground area by 3D Design Bureau

Cllr Paddy Meade said there were pros and cons to the development, with paths and a playground welcomed, but he asked that the playground be part of phase 1 and not the last.

He is concerned with the ‘serious gridlock’ that exists every morning around St Mary’s Primary School and is conscious that this will add to the problems unless the railway bridge is widened. He said other land in the area is also zoned, so it will all be an issue in the future.

Cllr Sharon Keogan said this would be a ‘new village’ – given that up to 1,000 people would be living there eventually.

‘What will be the impact on nearby houses,’ he asked, adding that it heightened the case for a regional hospital in the area.

CGI consultants, 3D Design Bureau worked closely with Downey Architecture and Planning to ensure that that the development met the planning authority’s requirements and concerns. The verified view montages taken at key locations reflected that there was no major visual pollution around nearby houses and that roads would be widened around the area.

Architectural CGI – road view of development

Full Details:

Project name: Bryanstown Residential Development

Planning stage: Plans granted

Authority: Meath County Council

Ref. NO. ABPREF 303799

Site area: 6.46 hectares

Units: 250


An Bord Pleanála

Development Website

Deep dive into the project

12th June 2019: Coreet Limited, Co. Dublin have been granted strategic housing application to An Bord Pleanála for the following development: 

The proposed development at Bryanstown consists of the construction of 250 no. dwelling units comprising 94 no. houses (comprising 12 no. 2 storey, 2-bedroom terraced houses; 68 no. 2 storey, 3-bedroom terraced houses and 14 no. 2 storey, 3-storey semi-detached 
houses); and 156 no. duplex/apartments within 8 no. 3 storey blocks (comprising 138 no. 2 bedroom apartments; 10 no. 3 bedroom apartments; and 8 no. 2 bedroom first/second floor duplex units). The proposed development will also provide for 1 no. 2 storey childcare facility with associated open space; public open space (within 3 no. areas); 363 no. car parking spaces and 140 no. bicycle parking spaces; bin storage areas; 2 no. ESB substations/kiosks; and all associated ancillary site development and infrastructure works including foul and surface water drainage, internal roads, public lighting, cycle paths and footpaths, boundary treatments and landscape works, potential for undergrounding and works to existing overhead ESB powerlines. A temporary foul water pumping station is also proposed as part of the development. Vehicular access to the proposed development is to be from Beamore Road to the west with pedestrian and cycle access from Beamore Road to the west and from Beamore Road to the north.

Companies involved

Promoter – Coreet Limited: Located in Dublin 2, D02 WY46, Co. Dublin

Architect Downey Architecture And Planning: is a multi-disciplinary practice of Chartered Town Planners, Registered Architects and Project Managers. 

Civil engineerRoughan and O’Donovan: Roughan & O’Donovan is expert in planning, designing and managing major infrastructure projects

ArchaeologistArcher Heritage: Since 2009 Archer Hertage Planning have provided archaeological compliance services to local authorities, architects and engineers, Government bodies and private companies.

Landscape consultant – Ronan MacDiarmada & Associates: Located in Tooten Hill Rathcoole Co. Dublin

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