Kilternan locals concerned over plans to build six storey apartment block in area with 'beautiful mountainous views'

The apartments have been met with hostility by locals who say they go against the Local Area Plan of the rural village.

Locals have expressed their anger after more pictures have emerged of a planned 'London Mayfair' style housing unit in a rural area of south Dublin.

An application has been submitted for Kilternan that could see the area beside The Golden Ball Pub be re-developed into a six storey apartment block

But locals say they'd be "extremely surprised" if Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council allowed it to go ahead.

The first set of photos have been released showing what the site could look like but many in the area say it goes against a previous Local Area Plan which dictates that buildings should be limited to three storeys

The application was submitted by a group which includes developer Greg Kavanagh and if approved will see the Enniskerry Road transformed in the village.

Residents say they will be holding a public meeting on the matter soon as many have voiced their concerns online saying the plan would suit "somewhere like London or Paris" better.

One person described it as "totally out of place with the natural area" while another called the photos a "horrific monstrosity."

The plans submitted are looking for permission for two blocks consisting of 97 residential units across five floors.

Three of the apartments are set to be studio while 59 will be one-bedroom and 35 will be two bedroom.

Labour councillor Lettie McCarthy told Dublin Live she'd be "extremely surprised" if Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown entertain the application and that lodging it in the first place was "strange."

She said: "It's not in keeping with the Local Area Plan, back in 2004 all the land around Kilternan was re-zoned from agricultural to residential and then it was thought to have a plan for the area which has kept development at bay as they build the necessary infrastructure.

"That local plan indicates that you can't go higher than three stories so how they think they can double the size and get away with it is just not acceptable.

"I don't think it will go through and I certainly don't think it should.

"The people around Kilternan and the area aren't going to allow this and they're on top of it."

McCarthy finished by saying the apartments would also have a negative impact on the "beautiful mountainous views" that can be seen from the area.

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