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Bray residents out in force to oppose building on Danish Embassy grounds

(Pic: Kilbride Hill House Bray Facebook)
(Pic: Kilbride Hill House Bray Facebook)

Local residents in Bray, Co Wicklow have banded together to oppose the building of 46 houses on the site of the Danish Embassy Residence on Herbert Road.

Balark Investments Ltd lodged an application in August to build on the grounds of Kilbride Hill house, the former home of the Danish ambassador to Ireland.  

Kilbride House is a protected building and will be retained, however 22 four-bedroom, three storey, semi-detached dwellings; six three-bed, two-storey, detached dwellings; five two-storey, three-bed terraced and some other combinations are planned for the land.

The proposed development will include 94 parking spaces, open public space and a children's play area and all associated site services and works.

A meeting, organised by Cllr Joe Behan, was held last week where local residents voiced their opposition to the proposal, which includes the removal of hundreds of trees.

Those at the meeting also claimed the works could mean the destruction of natural habitats and the possible loss of rare and legally protected species.

Locals were also concerned about the additional traffic which could be generated by the proposed development, the ability of public drainage and sewage systems and the proposed locations of new footpaths and crossing points.

Members of the public have until September 16th to make submissions