Part 8- Wolsey Court

closeddate_range29 Jul, 2020, 10:00am - 10 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 Culclan Construction Limited and Farranferris Developments Limited (‘’the developer’’).


The Wolsey Court proposed development comprises the demolition of four dwellings at no.’s 1, 2, 3, and 4 Millview Cottages and the construction of 49 no. apartments, comprising 27 no. 1 bedroom units and 22 no. 2 bedroom units in 4 no. three- to five-storey blocks at Commons Road, Blackpool, Cork, all designed to take into account the existing urban architecture.


The development site area is approximately 0.40 hectares. The site is located in an urban area and is located on Commons Road, in Blackpool, to the northwest of Cork City Centre.  Access to the development will be via Commons Road.


The proposed works include:

  • The demolition of four dwellings at no.’s 1, 2, 3, and 4 Millview Cottages
  • Construction of 49 No. residential units in 4 no. three- to five-storey blocks consisting of:
  • 27 No. 1 Bedroom Apartments
  • 22 No. 2 Bedroom Apartments
  • All ancillary site works and signage as outlined on the plans and particulars.
  • Boundary Works - To the north, further to the partial existing stone wall adjacent to the ridge, the boundary shall be completed with a 2m high palisade fence. To the west, the existing ridge forms the boundary. To both the east and the south of the site, the existing boundary is formed by stone walls, which shall be retained.

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 29th July 2020 until Thursday 27th August 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 Thursday 10th 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.


Ann Doherty                                                                                                                                                                           Date:  29th July 2020

Chief Executive

Cork City Council




2 submissions have raised observations relating to this consultation.


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