Week 2 Planning Applications

This week there are six commercial and zero domestic applications for planning permission in Dublin Central. Some applications to note as follows:

  • Proposed development 39-41A Dorset Street Lower includes the construction of a retail and student accommodation development comprising of a part-three to part-four storey building onto Dorset Street Lower, and a part-four to part-six no. storey building, with the fifth floor set back, over a single level basement, onto North Circular Road. The proposal involves the demolition of the existing 2 no. storey terrace building (No. 41-41A Dorset Street Lower) to be replaced with a part-three and part-four no. storey modern addition fronting onto Dorset Street Lower adjacent to the Big Tree Public House, which is to be retained and extended at third floor level. The retail unit will be accommodated within this element of the scheme with student accommodation above.
  • Proposed development at 493-511, North Circular Road will see the demolition of a single storey building at the eastern section of the site (No. 511 North Circular Road) and a single storey out building located in the central area of the site. The proposed student accommodation development provides for 161 no. bedspaces and includes indoor ancillary services for occupants at ground floor level including a gym, screening room, management office, reception, study room and common room. 80 no. cycle parking spaces and shower facilities are proposed at basement level, which is accessed via a ramp from the courtyard. Access to the student accommodation development is to be provided from North Circular Road
  • Change of use of the ground floor Créche to three residential apartment units at Alexandra Apartments, 55-58 Alexandra Place,East Road, East Wall, Dublin 3

Some decisions of note are as follows:

  • The construction of a new ESB Substation, LV meter room and two MV/ LV switch rooms, totalling 143 sq.m in area, alterations to the facade, modifications to the landscaping, and ancillary site works, all at ground level at International Centre, Memorial Road, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1

All plans can be inspected online HERE or in person by appointment to the Planning Department, Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 where a staff member will be available for assistance and explanation.