Part 8 Planning Notice - Nash's Boreen (Housing Development)

Closed11 Nov, 2022, 9:00am - 23 Dec, 2022, 4:01pm






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 Roy Thomas (‘’the developer’’).

The Nash’s Boreen proposed development, comprises of the construction of a residential development of 34 no. dwelling units, all designed to take into account the existing urban architecture. The development site area is approximately 0.7 hectares (of which 0.58 hectares are developable). The site is located on Nash’s Boreen, in the North of Cork City.  Vehicular and Pedestrian access to the development will be via Nash’s Boreen and Willow Bank View with Pedestrian access only via Fairfield Lawn.

The proposed development will comprise the construction of 34 No. dwelling units in five blocks comprising of: -

    • Block A – 4 units - 2 storey building:
      • 2 no. 2-bedroom apartment
      • 2 no. 1-bedroom apartment
    • Block B – 6 units - 3 storey building:
      • 2 no. 4-bedroom house
      • 4 no. 3-bedroom house
    • Block C – 5 units - 3 storey building:
      • 2 no. 4-bedroom house
      • 3 no. 3-bedroom house
    • Block D – 5 units - 3-4 storey building:
      • 1 no. 2 bedroom duplex ground floor apartment
      • 1 no. 1 bedroom duplex ground floor apartment
      • 2 no. 3 bedroom duplex
      • 1 no. 2 bedroom duplex
    • Block E –14 units- 3-4 storey building:
      • 2 no. 2 bedroom duplex
      • 4 no. 2 bedroom duplex ground floor apartment
      • 7 no. 3 bedroom duplex
      • 1 no. 2 bedroom duplex
    • Provision of 43 no. parking spaces.
    • All ancillary site works and signage as outlined in the plans and particulars

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.

In accordance with Article 120 (3), as amended by S.I. No. 296 of 2018, a person may, within 4 weeks beginning on the 11th of 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 11th  November 2022 until Friday 9th December 2022.

  • Online at
  • At the offices of Cork City Council, City Hall, 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 through
  • In writing to Alison O’Rourke, Senior Executive Officer, Housing Directorate, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork T12 T997.

The closing date for submissions and observations is Friday 23rd December 2022 at 4.00pm

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.


Brian Geaney                                                                                           Date:  11th  November 2022

Deputy Chief Executive

Cork City Council


17 submissions have raised observations relating to this consultation.


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