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5 Acres of land with Planning Permission at Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Development & Land Property (5.00 acres) Sold



  • Superb Ready-to-Go residential development site
  • 119 no. residential units granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála in August 2016
  • 43 houses - 3/4/5 bed
  • 76 apartments - 1/2/3 bed
  • 5 acres (2.02 ha) of Zoned Residential land
  • Commence construction immediately
  • Prestigious suburban location beside Iona Road
  • Excellent rail, bus & road transport links nearby
  • Potential for further development

Full Description

The site comprises approximately 2.02 ha(5 acres), is cleared and ready for development. It is regular in shape. The design of the proposed scheme facilitates optimum phasing, allowing for efficient cash flow and risk management. Adjoining the site to the northern boundary is the Botanic Business Centre comprising detached and semi-detached buildings, the front of which is an attractive protected structure.


Planning Permission

The land for sale was recently granted planning permissionby An Bord Pleanala (Ref: PL 29N.246124)  by An Bord Pleanala for a proposed development of 119 residential units, above and below ground together with ancillary facilities including a café, childcare facility.  The original application to Dublin City Council is Ref 3665/15.

• 43 no. 3/4/5 bed houses

• 76 no. 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments

• 84 no.  surface car spaces

• 52 no. semi-basement car space

• Creche

• Cafe


The development scheme is optimised for the current market by O’Mahony Pike Architects; This is instantly apparent as the scheme was designed in 2015 and recognises the market demand for larger houses, the viability of building houses combined with the council’s requirement for apartments and density.

There is an option to build the houses in two storey layout with attic or  a three storey house format with the third floor/attic spaces fitted and sold as habitable space. 


Planning Densities
 The density of the approved scheme is 24 units/acre (59 units/hectare)


Additional Planning Potential

There is potential for further development on the site:

1. The adopted Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022, states that a building height of up to a max 19m on the site will be considered
2. Revised Planning Guidelines on Design Standards for New Apartments allow for increased massing on this site.
3. Local Area Plan under consideration likely to afford opportunity for additional development.


Land Use Zoning

The property is zoned for residential development; objective Z1 “To protect, provide and improve residential amenities.” under the 2016-2022 Dublin City Council Development Plan.



The property is located in Glasnevin, one of the most desirable and vibrant suburban locations in Dublin, just 3km from Dublin City Centre. It is located on the eastern side of Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 and beside the prestigious address of 'Iona Road'. Glasnevin is a mature residential suburb with an abundance of beautiful parks, green spaces established shopping options with local retail services at Harts Corner (300m), Glasnevin (500m), Phibsboro (600m), Drumcondra (1km). 

Bus and Rail links are excellent at this location, providing fast and regular services to Dublin City Centre. Dublin Bus has 8 bus routes serving this location on Botanic Avenue (4, 9, 40, 40b, 40d, 83, 83a, 140) on a Bus Corridor. The Arrow Suburban Rail network can be accessed at Drumcondra station just 1km from the site and a new Arrow station is planned for a location 200m from the site. The new ‘luas’ tram (Cross City ) due in November 2017 can be accessed just 1km from the site at ‘Phibsboro’ station on North Circular Road. There is also a Dublin Bikes Station just 1km away.

The site falls into the highly desirable parish of Iona Road / St. Columba’s ( at St. Columba’s church) which is fundamental for school choice options providing access to Lindsay Road National School, St. Columba’s School / Iona Road school. Other Schools in this area include St. Vincent’s, Glasnevin Educate Together, Scoil Mobhi. Belvedere College, which was recently ranked 15th on a nationwide survey of schools, lies just 1.8km from the site.


Design Team

Architects: O'Mahony Pike Architects Ltd. 

Engineers: Aecom Ireland Ltd.

Planning: Tom Phillips & Associates Ltd.


Eversheds, One Earlsfort Centre, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.
Tel: +353 1 6644 200, Email:,  Ref: Cian MacGinley.




Data Room 
Available on request

Viewing Details

By special appointment with the sole selling agent, Lisney.


Eversheds, One Earlsfort Centre, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 6644 200, Email: Ref: Cian MacGinley and Yvonne Tyndall.

Contact Details

Address: St Stephen's Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353-1-638 2700 or you can also email us at

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1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

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