Part 8 Planning Notice - Clover Hill Court (Housing Development)

Closed4 Nov, 2022, 09:00 - 16 Dec, 2022, 16:01






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 by Cork City Council.

The proposed development, named Clover Hill Court, is located at Bessboro Road, Mahon, Cork. The development consists of the construction of a residential development of 90 no. dwellings, comprising of 84 no. apartments, which graduate in height from west to east, and 6 no. houses. The development site area is approximately 1.017 hectares and is in the ownership of Cork City Council.

The proposed development will comprise of:

  • Construction of a total of 90 residential units, comprising:

    • 2 no. apartment buildings (1 no. 3-4 storey building and 1 no. 4-5 storey building), linked at ground floor, containing 84 no. apartments in total, with 28 no. 1-bed apartments and 56 no. 2-bed apartments, each with private balcony/wintergarden/terrace, as well as ground floor bin & bicycle stores and plant (including 1 no. relocated substation and 1 no. additional substation)

    • 6 no. 2-storey 3-bed terraced houses, each with private garden

  • Provision of 49 no. car parking spaces and 188 no. bicycle parking spaces (94 no. bicycle parking spaces in apartment buildings, 52 no. bicycle parking spaces in freestanding external shelters and 42 no. bicycle parking spaces in open external racks).

  • All associated site development works, services provision, road infrastructure, landscaping/public realm works, to include the removal of the existing floor slab of the former commercial building and the relocation of the existing substation

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 o f 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.

In accordance with Article 120 (3), as amended by S.I. No. 296 of 2018, a person may, within 4 weeks beginning on 04th November 2022 apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination as to whether the development would be likely to have significant effects on the environment. Such a submission should be addressed to the Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.

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 Friday 4th November 2022 until Friday 2nd  December 2022

·    Online at

·    at the offices of Cork City Council, Anglesea Street, Cork between 10.00am and 4.00 pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays

      BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please contact 021-4924508 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 021-4924508.

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 throug

·    In Writing to Alison ORourke, Senior Executive Officer, Housing Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork.

Closing date for submissions and observations is Friday 16th December 2022 at 4pm.

All comments, including a list of the persons or bodies who made submissions or observations, submitted to Cork City Council in regard to this scheme, are required to be made available for public inspection, and will form part of the statutorily required report to be presented at the monthly meeting of Cork City Council. Accordingly, this list 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 is available to view on and relevant Data Protection legislation.

Ann Doherty                                                                     Date: 4th November 2022

Chief Executive

Cork City Council


4 submissions have raised observations relating to this consultation.


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