Botanic SHD

In June 2019 following strong observations from Mary and others An Bord Pleanala refused planning permission for 299 apartments on the Smurfit site on Botanic Road.  On Friday 26th July, a new site notice was displayed on the Smurfit Site, see attached photo of site notice. The notice states Scanron Limited intends applying to Dublin…

Botanic SHD

On June 18th 2019 An Bord Pleanala advised Mary of its decision to refuse planning permission to Scanron Developments to construct 299 apartments on the former Smurfit site. An Bord Pleanala considered the design sub-optimal, would not integrate or enhance the existing residential architectural area and would be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development….

Botanic SHD

Mary thanks everyone who attended the meeting to discuss the Botanic SHD at which concerns were raised over the lack of any affordable homes, the excessive height, poor size mix of units, overshadowing, density and traffic impact.  You can read Mary’s submission to An Bord Pleanala HERE.  An Bord Planala is expected to make a…

Botanic SHD

The housing crisis is most acute in Dublin Central where there have been zero new social, affordable or private homes built by the state since 2011. Low and middle income workers can no longer afford to rent or buy in Dublin Central. Young families are forced to move to and commute from the midlands due…