Part 8 - Old Mallow Road, Cork

closeddate_range5 Aug, 2020, 10:00am - 16 Sep, 2020, 4:00pm






                   NOTICE UNDER SECTION 179 OF THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000                                         



Pursuant to the requirements of Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 as amended, Notice is hereby given that the development as described hereunder (“the proposed development”) is proposed to be carried out for Cork City Council by way of a project agreement with Ceiling & Allied Services Limited and Murnane & O’Shea Limited (‘’the developer’’).


The Old Mallow Road proposed development comprises the demolition of existing structures and the construction of 57 no. units in the form of 25 no. 3 bedroom units, 28 no. 2 bedroom units and 4 no. 1 bedroom units in two to three storey buildings at Old Mallow Road, Blackpool, Cork all designed to take into account the existing urban architecture.


The development site area is approximately 1.68 hectares. The site is located in Blackpool, to the northwest of Cork City Centre.  Access to the development will be via Old Mallow Road.


The proposed works include:

  • The demolition of existing structures.
  • Construction of 57 No. residential units consisting of:
    • 12 No. 2 Bedroom two-storey terraced houses
    • 25 No. 3 Bedroom two-storey terraced Houses
    • 4 No. 1 Bedroom Apartments as part of three-storey duplex units
    • 16 No. 2 Bedroom Apartments as part of three-storey duplex units
  • All ancillary site works and signage as outlined on the plans and particulars.
  • Boundary Works and Treatment: Along the north-west and south-east, the existing boundaries are to be retained and supplemented to provide a 1.8m high boundary wall where required. Along the south-western boundary with Old Mallow Road – a 1.1m high rendered wall with railing above is proposed to create a boundary. Along the north-eastern boundary, the housing is proposed to be set back an adequate distance from the berm/embankment that runs along this boundary, with a noise barrier proposed along this boundary with sections becoming retaining in areas where cut is required.

In accordance with the Habitats Directive, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening has been carried out on the project, in relation to any potential impacts upon the Cork Harbour Special Protection Area [Site No. 004030] and the Great Island Channel Special Area of Conservation [Site No. 001058]. The findings of the AA screening noted that no significant effects on any Natura 2000 sites is likely and it was not necessary to undertake any further stage of the Appropriate Assessment process.

In addition, the proposed development has been screened to determine whether an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is required and it has been concluded  that there will be no real likelihood of significant effects on the environment arising from the proposed development and that an EIA is not required.

Plans and particulars of the proposed development, including an Appropriate Assessment Screening Report and an Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Report, will be available for inspection from Wednesday 5th August 2020 until Wednesday 2nd September 2020:


  • Online at
  • at the offices of the Community, Culture & Placemaking Directorate, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact 021-4924570 to make an appointment.


A copy of the documents may be purchased, on payment of a specified fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy. Requests for a copy may be made by contacting 021-4924570.


Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the proposed development will be situated, may be made:


  • Electronically through
  • in writing, by post, to Alison O’Rourke, Senior Executive Officer, Housing Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.


Closing date for submissions and observations is Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 4.00pm.


All comments, including names and addresses of those making submissions and observations, submitted to Cork City Council in regard to this scheme, will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at the monthly meeting of Cork City Council. Accordingly, they will be included in the minutes of that meeting and may appear in the public domain. Cork City Council will retain data for no longer than is necessary and in accordance with the Council’s Data Protection Policy and Privacy Statement (which are available to view on and relevant Data Protection legislation.


Brian Geaney                                                                                                                                                                          Date:  5th August 2020

Deputy Chief Executive

Cork City Council



1 submission has raised observations relating to this consultation.


Part 8
Old Mallow Road
Social Housing