St. Kevin’s LRD Amendment

St. Kevin’s LRD Amendment

The Land Development Agency intend to apply for planning permission for a Large-Scale Residential Development comprising amendments to a permitted Strategic Housing Development of 265 no. units (An Bord Pleanála Ref: 308923-20) on the site of the Former St Kevin’s Hospital and Grounds, Shanakiel, Cork (A Protected Structure, ‘Saint Kevin’s Hospital’ RPS Ref. PS1154). The proposed amendments include: Replacement of the permitted Block G (A c. 1072.5sq m, 3 no. storey apartment building comprising 5 no. two bedroom duplex apartments and 5 no. four bedroom duplex apartments) with 6 no. two storey townhouses (4 no. three bedroom, 2 no. four bedroom townhouses, cumulatively c. 675.2sq m) including associated private amenity space. The proposed development will also comprise of the internal reconfiguration and change of use of the permitted ground floor creche within the Former St Kevin’s Hospital building (c. 440 sq m; RPS ref. no. PS1154) to provide 6 no. apartments (4 no. one bedroom, 2 no. two bedroom), with no associated changes to elevations of the building; and the change of use and internal reconfiguration of the permitted office/enterprise space within the Chapel to a creche (630 sqm) including the necessary internal servicing and associated outdoor play area. The proposed amendments provide an overall increase of 2 no. additional units on site. The proposed development also includes for all associated site development and excavation works above and below ground as well as necessary refurbishment and repair works.

This application for the proposed amendments to the consented Strategic Housing Development (ABP Ref: 308923-20), is a Large-scale Residential Development as defined under Section 2 of the Planning & Development Act 2000, as amended.

The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of the Planning Authority, City Hall, Cork, during its public opening hours. A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the Planning Authority on payment of the prescribed fee of €20 within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application, and such submissions and observations will be considered by the Planning Authority in making a decision on the application. The Planning Authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.

The Land Development Agency (LDA), established in September 2018, is a key Government initiative to make the development of homes happen where and when it should be happening, with a key focus on state-owned land. The LDA opens up state owned land to improve housing options for individuals and families. They also drive the medium to long term compact development of our cities by providing a vision and delivery strategy for larger scale strategic land areas. Put simply, the LDA’s strategy is to help make the development of housing happen where and when it should be happening, in line with Ireland’s compact growth objectives. That includes both in the short term and the medium to long term. For more information on the remit of the LDA, as well as other LDA projects, please visit

Any enquiries relating to the application process should be directed to Cork City Council’s Planning Department - phone +353 21 4924000.

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