Dalkey land with planning for bespoke residential scheme guiding €2.5m

Barnhill Road 0.37-acre site comes with approval for six houses

With councillors in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown pressing for the prohibition of new housing on certain lands in Dalkey, the sale of a 0.37 acre site with full planning permission for six homes on Barnhill Road in the seaside suburb should see strong interest from developers targeting the upper end of the residential market.

Agent Knight Frank is guiding €2.5 million for the property, which benefits from a recent approval by An Bord Pleanála for the construction of three detached five-bedroom houses and the conversion of an existing old schoolhouse/garage building into a two-bedroom townhouse. In addition, two existing town houses on the site are to be refurbished as exempt development giving the purchaser the opportunity to deliver a total of six houses on site. Nine car spaces are also to be provided together with an upgraded vehicular entrance from Barnhill Road.

The site is zoned Objective A (to protect and/or improve residential amenity) under the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) Development Plan 2016-2022. And while the DLRCC Development Plan 2022-2028 is currently at the amendments to draft plan stage, the site is set to retain its Objective A zoning.

Positioned on Barnhill Road, the land is located within walking distance of Dalkey village, which has long been established as one of Dublin’s most sought-after residential areas. Quite apart from its wide range of restaurants, bars, cafes and educational facilities, it is well connected in terms of public transport with the Dart and commuter rail station located in the centre of the village providing a fast link to Dublin city centre. The N11 meanwhile is just 4km away providing quick access to the M50 and M11 which link to the wider motorway network.


Finín O’Driscoll at Knight Frank is handling the sale.

Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan is Property Editor of The Irish Times