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Time Is Ticking On Marlet’s Plans For The Baily Court Site

A Proposed View Of The Baily Court Site As Part Of  Developers Plans

While the Marlet application for the development of the Baily Court site awaits a decision by An Bord Pleanala, there is much for locals in Howth to mull over. No doubt, the site remains an eye sore in need of attention but this, the latest round in the Marlet application merry-go-round has elements which will concern residents.

Principal among these is the removal of the supporting sub-structure bordering Asgard Park and which it is estimated will require the removal of over 63,000 cubic metres, up to 95,000 tonnes of soil, rock and sand. Of course, this translates into over 4,200 truck trips, which is planned will take place Monday to Friday over a three month period. Plans include the demolition of the Baily Court and the Edros and the construction of 180 dwelling configured as: (4) studio accommodation (4), (62) one-beds, (89) two-beds and (25) three[1]beds.

More than 50 objections have been lodged by locals with An Bord Pleanála including submissions by both Denise Mitchell (Sinn Féin) and Cian O’Callaghan (Social Democrat) as well as local residents’ groups including the Howth and Sutton Community Council.

The economics of the Marlet’s proposal is mind-blowing with the developer putting a €6.3 million value on the sale of 18 apartments to Fingal Co. Council, to comply with its social housing obligations. A two-bed apartment has the indicative price of a staggering €657,413.

But of particular concern to residents is that this is being developed as a Build-to-Rent scheme, where the development will be sold off to an absent landlord, while the tenure of its rental residents will be less secure.

In a planning statement accompanying the application, planning consultants for Marlet, Brady Shipman Martin, said that the scheme would “create a richly landscaped urban setting with an efficient use of land, promoting sustainable densities, with the aim of creating a high quality residential development”.

The consultants said that the proposed development was “designed and laid out to ensure minimal impact on adjacent residential buildings . . . and keep below the height established by the Martello Tower”.

An appeals board decision is due in July.

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