Approval given to knock derelict Salthill building for new apartments

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Planning approval has been given for the demolition of a derelict building in Salthill and construct eight new apartments.

Foxfield Inns DAC has been given planning permission to demolish a two storey building at San Antonio Terrace in Salthill and construct a building with eight apartments in its place.

The new building will consist of four ground floor apartments, three duplex units, and one first floor apartment.

The developer also intends to cede 920sqm of land on the east side of the site where it fronts onto the road for public use.

This will be used to widen the existing road, which currently has a pinch point at this location, as well as for the creation of a pedestrian footpath.

A similar planning by the same developer without the ceding of land on the east side of the property had previously been rejected by An Bord Pleanála.

Concerns had previously been made to the council about the proximity of the building to neighbouring properties to the east.

The new design submitted seeks to address that by moving it 5.2m away from the previously intended location and removing one storey of the building closest to neighbours.

This new proposal was also submitted with a substantial redesign to the apartment building itself.

“The proposed development now takes the form of three staggered structures in one,” a design statement for the development said.

“The two most southern sections comprise a three storey development, with the third and most northward section being reduced to a two storey structure.”

“In this new proposal the finished floor level is rising in each section as the building moves northwards, to suit the existing topography and minimise site excavation”.

No submissions were made to the city council concerning this planning application by members of the public.

Before work begins on the apartment building the developer must pay the city council €66,431 for the provision of public services in the area.

A further contribution of €30,000 must also be made towards the provision of public transport facilities.

In total the city council applied 23 conditions to the grant of planning permission for these apartments.