A while ago Wicklow Council requested design changes to the plan to develop 26 houses and a small amount of commercial space on the site. The developer lodged modifications including, reductions in height, in terraces and in plot widths, increasing garden lengths and more screening. As before the old building is being turned into 5 terraced houses, retaining the facades as is required as part of the Architectural Conservation Area.
The Council has now asked for further, but minor, changes. These include widening Marine Road to 5.5m, providing a footpath all along Cliff Road and ensuring each house has a specific parking space.
‘The building is the most prominent in Greystones and has been a derelict eyesore for 10 years. I objected to the original impact on the seafront and the revised design has less impact. It is important it is brought back into use with attractive buildings and I hope the developer gets moving on it’ said Cllr Derek Mitchell.