DSPL Limited intends to apply to An Bord Pleanála for permission for a strategic housing development, on a site area of 6.37Ha located at Rathgowan, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
The site is located north and east of existing housing at Ardilaun Heights and Rathgowan Wood/Rathgowan Park, north-west of the R394, which is known as the Mullingar Western Relief Road and south of the R393 Ashe Road, all in the townland of Rathgowan or Farranshock.
The proposed development will consist of 212 no. dwellings and a creche. The residential dwellings are comprised of 107 no. 2 & 3 storey houses, 86 no. 2 & 3 bed duplex units in 8 no. 3 storey blocks and 19 no. 1 & 2 bed apartments accommodated in 1 no. 4 storey building, which also accommodates a crèche at ground floor level (428sq.m), with associated outdoor play area (c.258sq.m). The proposed houses consist of 31 no. 2 bed, 70 no. 3 bed and 6 no. 4 bed detached, semi-detached and terraced houses.
The proposed development provides for all associated site development works, relocation of existing underground surface water attenuation tank, surface car parking (Total: 290 no. spaces), bicycle parking, bin & bicycle storage, public open space (c. 1.06Ha) & communal open space, hard & soft landscaping and boundary treatments, underground utilities, 3 no. substations and public lighting. Vehicular access to the development will be off the R394, via Rathgowan Park with pedestrian & cyclist access also proposed onto the R393 Ashe Road to the north.