A planning application was lodged in August 2008 for a 14-storey apartment/hotel and retail development at the Hendron’s site in Broadstone. There was significant local opposition to this proposal and Dublin City Council received over 50 objections to the proposal. Both Joe Costello and I strongly supported residents’ objections to this development.
On 21st April Dublin City Council decided to Grant Permission for this development subject to 23 conditions including the removal of the 14 storey tower building. The permission granted is subject to the following revisions:
§ The proposed tower element (51m high) shall be omitted from the development.
§ The applicant shall provide 887m2 of Gallery/Studio space within the remainder of the development.
§ The details of the proposed openings and the treatment of the protected boundary stone wall along Western Way shall be submitted.
Both the residents and the applicant have appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanala. A decision is due by 17 September 2009. Any member of the public may submit an observation on this planning appeal by Thursday 11th June on payment of the €50 fee, even if they have not submitted an objection to Dublin City Council. We will keep you informed of developments.