WHAT IS THE OVERALL SITUATION?
The proposed “Corballis East” development (landowner Canon Kirk/Aledo) is a housing development on the lands behind The Strand and bordered by the Donabate Distributor Road (DDR).
There is currently planning permission granted for a high-density scheme (Corballis East SHD (Strategic Housing Development)) that includes a lot of multi-story apartments. Following a vote taken at a public meeting held by DPCC in December 2022, DPCC commenced judicial review (JR) proceedings in relation to such permission.
Subsequent to the JR, DPCC met with Aledo to request a decrease in the number of housing units and a greater focus on community-focused development.
In September 2023 Aledo submitted a new planning application (Corballis East LRD (Large Scale Residential Development)) with a lower-density approach, including removal of the majority of the multi-story apartments and reducing the total number of dwellings from 1,365 to 1,020. The application includes a community-use unit and a unit for a medical centre. Within the housing element, they also agreed to provide a circa 50-unit block for sheltered housing.
The development also includes a large nature park (facing unto the Malahide estuary) and walking paths which are intended to interconnect with the proposed Broadmeadow Greenway (which in turn interconnects with Malahide). There is also a site designated for a school on the land.
Details of the Corballis East SHD permission can be viewed here.
Details of the Corballis East LRD ongoing planning application can be viewed here.
Aledo also owns the lands surrounding Smyths Pub, and the old Post Office directly across the road from the Pub. They are in advanced negotiations to purchase Smyths Pub, with a view to refurbishing the pub and redeveloping the area around the pub. The redevelopment will have a focus on retail units including two food and beverage units within the two existing stone buildings adjacent to the street frontage and to the left of the pub.