Development at Grangegorman Lr/N Brunswick Street
Planning Ref: 4876/06
An application was lodged in September 2006 for a mixed use development at Brunswick Street/Lr Grangegorman. The development was initially for 222 apartments in six blocks ranging in height from two to eleven storeys. This application was the subject of extensive requests for further information. Permission was granted for 138 apartments in six blocks ranging in height from two to seven storeys. Both the residents and the developer Albion Properties have appealed this to An Bord Pleanala.
An Bord Pleanala requested the developer to make significant alterations to the proposal. They had originally given the developer until 3rd March to submit the revised proposals. Following a request from the developer they have extended the time for submitting the revised proposals until 31st March.
The Bord’s decision is now due by the 20th April 2008. We will keep you informed of developments.
Bord Pleanala Grant Permission for Development at Nephin Road
Planning Ref: 5631/06
An Bord Pleanala recently granted permission to the development on the Nephin Road. The original proposal was for the demolition of the existing house and the construction of an apartment block comprising 25 apartments. Dublin City Council granted permission for 22 apartments. An Bord Pleanala granted permission subject to a further amendment, requiring a reduction in building height by the omission of one floor of accommodation comprising six apartments and in the number of basement level parking spaces.
Bord Pleanala Refuse Permission for Development at Hedigans – Brian Boru
In July 2007 a planning application was lodged for a mixed use development at Hedigan’s Brian Boru Pub at Cross Guns Bridge comprising 57 apartments in three blocks, a commercial unit and a new extension to the Public House. Residents of Phibsborough and Glasnevin believed that this development as premature in advance of the Local Area Plan for Phibsborough.
Dublin City Council granted permission subject to a number of revisions to the initial plan. Both the residents and the developer appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
An Bord Pleanala refused permission for this development on the grounds that “the proposed development would give rise to an unacceptable degree of overshadowing of two-storey residential properties, would be overbearing and ………would represent overdevelopment of the site, would fail to provide an adequate level of residential amenity for its occupants and would seriously injure the amenities of property in the vicinity.
The Bord also ruled that the proposed new extension to the public house “would fail to respect the character of the existing building and would be a discordant element in the