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Tubberclaire Meadows, Navan, Co. Meath

Deaton Lysaght Architects were appointed by 2 adjoining land owners to obtain planning permission for a joint housing development on lands at Athlumney, off the Kentstown Road, Navan. Extensive studies of traffic movements, flood risk assessments, and provision of the necessary drainage services were carried out, and permission was obtained for a scheme of 142 houses, varying from 2-bedroomed townhouses to 4-bedroomed detached houses.

The layout was designed to avoid long straight lines of houses, and used a range of curved road layouts, also breaking the proposed estate into a series of clusters, to create a sense of place and foster the creation of a community spirit in the new development. After sale of the lands, Phase One of the development, totaling 111 houses, was carried out by Lavelle and McAlinden developers, up to 2008 when the serious downturn in the national economy halted further development of the site. After a number of years, Phase Two of the development was initiated by new owners Bridgedale Ltd., who constructed the remaining 33 houses up to the 2017 Building Regulations low-energy standards, also completing the site development works to the satisfaction of Meath County Council. Deaton Lysaght Architects were retained to review and adapt the original plans, with variations of house type and layout to address the changing requirements of the housing market. These changes were designed to ensure that the new houses are complementary to the first phase, and could be achieved under stringent cost and quality standards. The development was completed in April 2017.