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Montenotte set to serve up six more bedrooms

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 5:54pm

Construction companies could be set for a busy few months if the latest planning approvals are anything to go by.

Recent approved applications include one by the Montenotte Hotel on the Middle Glanmire Road, Dunnes Stores in Bishopstown and separate housing developments in Tower and Blackrock.

Cork City Council has given the Montenotte Hotel permission for the renovation, refurbishment and change of use of the lower ground floor from function room and ancillary facilities to six bedrooms, a conference room and ancillary staff facilities.

This will also include extending the lower ground floor by 50 square metres to facilitate the works.

The council has also given the green light for the four star hotel to renovate, refurbish and change the use of the first floor from offices and stores to a spa treatment centre.

Meanwhile, Cork City Council has also given the go ahead for the demolition of an existing dwelling and the construction of 117 residential units, bin stores, ESB substation building and all ancillary car parking, landscaping and site development works in Blackrock.

84 of the proposed dwellings will consist of 35 three-storey dwellings, 12 two-storey dwellings, 15 two-storey dwellings (which have the option of a rear extension) and 22 two-three storey dwellings.

The other 33 units will be built in two apartment blocks at Eden in Blackrock. Block one will consist seven apartments over three-four storeys with balconies at second, third and fourth level.

Block two will consist of four-five storey building comprising of a ground floor crèche and 26 apartments with balconies at second, third and fourth level and a roof terrace at fifth floor level.

Access to the proposed development will be provided via the existing entrances at Convent Road, Skehard Road and Blackrock Road. The proposed development includes works within the curtilage (the area of ground directly connected) of the Ursuline Convent, which is a protected structure.

Meanwhile, Dunnes Stores has been granted planning permission to redevelop Bishopstown Shopping Centre.

The proposed development includes the part demolition of the existing supermarket and adjoining retail units and redevelopment to provide for an extended supermarket (and an adjoining unit providing for either retail café/restaurant type use).

As for Cork county, the County Council has given Whitebon Developments Ltd the green light to build 13 houses at Coolflugh, Kerry Road in Tower.


Cork City Council has also made the decision to refuse a small housing development in Tivoli.

Michael Corbett had sought permission to construct ten detached two-storey dwellings.

The works would have included a new gated entrance, landscaping, boundary treatments and associated site works at lands at Woodhill Park.

The application also asked for the part demolition of an existing stone boundary wall and grassed area at the junction of the Woodhill Park access road and Lover's Walk, which was to improve existing sight lines.

This planning application was based on an expired planning permission on the site and included modified housetypes and a revised site layout to reduce overall site excavations.

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