Application: former Blakes and Esmonde Motors sites

former the Blakes and Esmonde Motors sites, Lower Kilmacud Road, the Stillorgan Road (N11), and The Hill, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Cairn Homes Properties Limited intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for planning

Cairn Homes Properties Limited intend to apply to An Bord Pleanála for planning permission for a strategic housing development at former the Blakes and Esmonde Motors sites, Lower Kilmacud Road, the Stillorgan Road (N11) and The Hill, Stillorgan Co. Dublin. The site is located to the south east of Stillorgan Village Centre, to the west of the N11, and to the north and north east of The Hill.

The development will consist of the demolition of existing vacant buildings (3,087.4 sq.m.) and the construction of a mixed use development comprising of a student accommodation development (179 no. student accommodation units (576 no. bed spaces) including student amenities such as gym, study spaces, communal lounges), 103 no. residential apartment units including private balconies / terraces on all elevations, comprising of (24 no. 1 bed units, 70 no. 2 bed units and 9 no. 3 bed units), 907 sq.m. of retail / restaurant / café / co-working space and a community sports hall (297.6 sq.m.) all on a site of 1.345 hectares.

The proposed development will comprise of 4 no. buildings (Building 1 & 2 – Residential and Building 3 & 4 – Student Accommodation ) ranging in height from 9 no. storeys at the junction of the Lower Kilmacud Road and the N11 decreasing to 4 no. storeys at the junction of The Hill and the Lower Kilmacud Road and reducing further to 3 no. storeys at the southern boundary of the site adjoining the existing residential dwellings along The Hill.

The proposed development also includes the provision of public, communal and private open space including children’s play area , 2 no. new civic spaces, improvements to the public realm along the Lower Kilmacud Road and The Hill, hard and soft landscaping, set down off the Lower Kilmacud Road, new road layout to The Hill, 7 no. on street car parking spaces on The Hill, 143 no. car parking spaces (103 no. for residential and 40 no. for student accommodation) including 2 no.

Go-Car spaces set out over 2 no. individual basements separately accessed from The Hill, 528 no. bicycle parking spaces (265 no. long stay and 106 no. short stay spaces to serve the student accommodation, 21 no. short stay and 103 no. long stay to serve the residential development and 26 no. short stay and 7 no. long stay to serve the retail / café / restaurant/ co-working space) revised boundary treatment, 2 no. ESB substations and switch rooms, fascia signage associated with the retail / café / restaurant / co-working space developments and all ancillary site development works necessary to facilitate the development.

The application contains a statement setting out how the proposal will be consistent with the objectives of the relevant development plan and local area plan. The subject site is zoned objective ‘DC’ in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan 2016-2022.

The application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, during public opening hours at the offices of An Bord Pleanála and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. The application may also be inspected online at the following website set up by the applicant:

Any person may, within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by An Bord Pleanála of the application and on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 (except for certain prescribed bodies), make a submission or observations in writing to An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, relating to the implications of the proposed development, if carried out, for proper planning and sustainable development in the area or areas concerned, and the likely effects on the environment or the likely effects on a European site, as the case may be, of the proposed development, if carried out.

Submissions or observations duly made will be considered by An Bord Pleanála in making a decision on the application.

Such submissions or observations must also include the following information: (a) the name of the person, authority or body making the submission or observations, the name of the person, if any, acting on behalf of that person, authority or body, and the address to which any correspondence relating to the application should be sent, (b) the subject matter of the submission or observations, and (c) the reasons, considerations and arguments on which the submission or observations is or are based.

An Bord Pleanála may grant permission for the strategic housing development as proposed, or may grant permission subject to such modifications as it specifies in its decision, or may grant permission in part only, with or without any other modifications it may specify in its decision, or may refuse to grant permission for the proposed development.

An Bord Pleanála may attach to a grant of permission such conditions as it considers appropriate. Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to the Strategic Housing Development Section of An Bord Pleanála (Tel. 01-8588100).

A person may question the validity of a decision of An Bord Pleanála by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I. No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with sections 50 and 50A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000), as amended.

Practical information on the review mechanism can be found in the Judicial Review Notice on the An Bord Pleanála website: or on the Citizens Information Service website: