Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dublin Central Planning Update

Bakery Site Phibsborough – Permission Granted
Following receipt of additional information, Dublin City Council granted permission to Stateford Ltd for a development at the Bakery Site (6818/07) subject to 32 conditions (click on link to view conditions) on 9 September 2008
The conditions include the reduction of the proposed 13 storey tower (Block M) building has been reduced to 5 storeys. (condition 2)
The medical suites cannot be used for any other purpose unless a “change of use” is applied for and granted. (condition 14)
The eight storey Block A has been broken into two buildings by means of an incision spanning at least two apartments. (this was put forward in the additional information). Furthermore the overall height reduced by two storeys (Condition 2)
Modifications to the design of the units have been conditioned to counter the impact on Shandon Mills and Shandon Road (Condition 5)
The live work units cannot be either wholly residential or wholly commercial but must be “live/work units” (condition 9)
The overall number of residential units has been reduced from 148 to 104 units.Anyone who submitted an objection can appeal this decision to An Bord Pleanala by 6th October 2008. It is also possible that the developer will submit an appeal to the Bord.
We understand that a number of residents groups are considering lodging an appeal to the Bord. Once an appeal is lodged, it is possible for people who did not object originally to comment on the appeal by paying a fee of €50.

Hotel On North Circular Road (Chester House & 314-322)
Permission Granted
Dublin City Council granted permission for the proposed hotel on the North Circular Road, on 22nd August, despite a large number of objections. This planning application was subject to further information and the permission granted is subject to 15 conditions
An appeal has been lodged to An Bord Pleanala. It is possible for people who did not object originally or are party to an appeal to comment on the appeal by paying a fee of €50.

Hendron’s Site – Planning Application for 14 Storey Building
An application was submitted to Dublin City Council for a “mixed use” development at the Hendron’s Site Upper Dominick Street, Palmerston Place, Great Western Way. The development contains a 14 storey tower and comprises apartments, an “aparthotel”, a “neighbourhood shop” and artists studios.
Joe Costello TD & Cllr Emer Costello organised a Planning Information Meeting for residents who were concerned about this application. We also submitted an objection supporting residents’ objections to the development. There were over 70 objections submitted on this application.
Dublin City Council requested additional information on this application on 18 September 2008. This request can be viewed here
The Developer has six months to submit this information or the application falls. We will continue to monitor this application.

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