Meath County Council, Planning Application RA170815

On Wednesday 12 July 2017 a Site Notice appeared in Ratoath stating:

“Owr Construction Limited intends to apply for permission for development on this 0.1132 Ha site at the corner of Seagrave Hall and Fairyhouse Road, Co. Meath. … The proposed development is for: “for a three storey residential development comprising a terrace of 4 No. 4 bed dwellings … The dwellings will range in size from 166.9 sq. m to 187.97 sq. m. The development will also include the provision of a new vehicular access off Seagrave Hall to the north west of the site; 8 no. car-parking spaces…”

Meath County Council received the Planning Application (RA170815) the previous day.

The proposed high density, three-storey, sixteen-bedroom building is completely inappropriate for this location. Its size and height, limited open spaces and inadequate car parking means that there will be a very negative impact on existing residents in the area.  For example, in terms of:

  • Greatly reduced privacy
  • Hazardous location of the location
  • Risks associated with on-street parking
  • Increased noise levels
  • Loss of trees and an attractive vista
  • Use of local amenities by non-residents
  • Property values

It will also establish a very undesirable precedent for future developments in the area.

Please consider submitting a comment letter to Meath County Council.  This can be online ( or in writing to:

   Planning Department, Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co Meath.
   Telephone: 046-9097500

Comments on the application must be received by Meath County Council by Tuesday 14 August.