2. Site Description
The proposed housing development will be spread over two separate areas (hereafter referred to as the Northern and Southern development area respectively) on a greenfield site located on the southwestern approach to Adare town.
Originally part of Deerpark, an established woodland, the southern development area includes a stone faced boundary wall with an existing purpose built entrance off the N21 with adequate sight distances already provided.
The narrow plot to the North of the site (the Northern Development Area) extends from the existing Deerpark housing Estate southwards towards an overgrown limekiln (behind which a Quarry is located) through eastwards towards the Rathkeale Road/N21 opposite the primary school, Scoil Naomh Iosaf.
A carpark and attenuation tank have been recently constructed to the eastern end of the Northern Development Area as part of the N21 Adare Western Approach Improvement Scheme. As part of the project brief this carpark is to be reconfigured to provide for a new entrance point and road network that will service the proposed housing scheme and provide access to other backlands while accommodating the same number of car parking spaces.
The land generally falls towards the eastern boundary and includes a number of mature oak trees spread intermittently throughout.