Burial grounds should be respected

The Glasnevin Trust recently re-applied for planning permission to construct a chapel and car park on burial grounds in St Pauls Cemetery Glasnevin.   Mary objected to the application and called on Dublin City Council to refuse permission for the following reasons: The proposal to build any structure or carpark on the graves of over 3000…

Week 38 Dublin Central Planning Applications

This week there have been eight commercial and three domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central. Some applications to note are as follows: Mater Misericordiae University Hospital have applied for a Treatment Plant and associated infrastructure to treat waste and wastewater. The facility will treat both hazardous and non-hazardous waste and wastewater generated onsite…

Planning Application Week 23

This week there have been six commercial and two domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central. Some applications to note are as follows: Railtours Ireland have applied for planning permission for a new building that will provide eleven hotel bedrooms on Amiens Street. Melonmount Ltd have applied for a new eight storey, 249-bedroom hotel…

Planning Applications Weeks 19-22

Applications regarding several significant developments have been lodged in the past few weeks. Several applications refer to student accommodation as well as to tourism accommodation. Please see some applications of note detailed below. Number of commercial applications: 37 Number of domestic applications: 8 Permission is sought to enlarge the Maldron Hotel on Dorset Street. This…

Phibsborough Shopping Centre

The proposed re-development of Phibsborough Shopping Centre is a once in a lifetime opportunity to regenerate the run-down and neglected Phibsborough village into a vibrant urban community. Unfortunately the recent disappointing planning application for re-development of the Phibsborough Shopping Centre falls far short of what is required to foster a stable urban community and should be…

2017 Weeks 11-14 Planning Applications

There were twenty six commercial and seven domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central over the past few weeks.  Some highlights include: Proposed building of 6 storey apartment block with 48 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments with basement parking at 1 A/C Shamrock Place, Dublin 1. Proposed construction of a 63 bedroom hotel at…

Phibsborough Shopping Centre Planning Application

An application for planning permission to re-develop Phibsborough Shopping Centre has been made to Dublin City Council.   The application includes the old Des Kelly site, part of Dalymount and aims to deliver a significant increase in retail space as well as 340 new student accommodation places. Full details of the planning application are available here or…

Moore Street Plan

Moore street captures the soul of our nation in the heart of our city,  it’s neglect and dereliction is shameful. As a long term campaigner for the protection of the Moore Street National Monument and creation of an appropriate commemoration I welcome the latest report from the Ministerial Consultative Group, the Moore Street Report, on securing…

2017 Week 10 Planning Applications

This week there were eleven commercial and one domestic planning applications in Dublin Central.  Of note are the following. Permission is sought for the demolition of a single storey building at 482A North Circular Road and the construction of a three-storey development consisting of 2 x two-bedroom and 1 x three-bedroom apartments, with rear access…

2017 Week 8 Planning Applications

This week there were six commercial and four domestic planning applications in Dublin Central.  Of note is the proposed construction of a large handball facility by the GAA on Ardilaun Road as follows: The GAA are seeking permission to demolish the current turnstile building at 1-8 St Andrew’s House and construct a 2 storey-handball centre…