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                 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 by Cork City Council.

The proposed development will consist of the construction of 43 new residential units on a greenfield site in the ownership of Cork City Council, situated on Knocknaheeny Avenue, Knocknaheeny, Cork City.  The proposed development will be Phase 4A of the Cork City Northwest Quarter Regeneration (CNWQR) Masterplan. The site is bounded by Killala Gardens to the north, Ascension Heights to the south, Churchfield Green to the east and Knocknaheeny Avenue provides the boundary to the west.

The proposed Phase 4A of the CNWQR will comprise the construction of 43 new residential units as follows:

- 4 no. 3-storey, 3-bed houses,

- 33 no. 2-storey, 3-bed houses,

- 2 no. 2-bed, ground floor apartment,

- 4 no. 2-bed, duplex units.

The proposed works will also include the provision of new roads, footpaths, on-street carparking, retaining walls, boundary walls, fencing, railings, gates, handrails, surface treatments and re-grading, installation of services and utilities throughout the site, landscaping and planting.

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 site 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 Thursday, 21st April 2022 until Monday, 23rd May 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 021-4924518 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 021-4924518.

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 Patricia Farrell, Senior Staff Officer, Housing Directorate, Floor 2, Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork T12 T997.

The closing date for submissions and observations is Tuesday, 7th June 2022 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:  21st April 2022                                                                                                                                                             

Chief Executive

Cork City Council