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  • Liberty Hall Redevelopment Refused Permission by An Bord Pleanala

    An Bord Pleanala have refused permission for SIPTUs proposed redevelopment of Liberty Hall overturing Dublin City Councils decision to grant permission.

    There was one reason for refusal

    It is considered that the site of Liberty Hall is of national historic and social significance and is located at a prominent and sensitive location fronting onto the River Liffey, within the historic city core of Dublin and adjacent to the Custom House, a protected structure of primary importance in the state. Having regard to policy SC18 of the planning authority, as set out in the Dublin City Development Plan 2011 – 2017, which seeks to protect and enhance the skyline of the inner city, inter alia, and notwithstanding the quality of the architectural design, it is considered that the scale and, in particular, the height of the development as proposed, would be unacceptably dominant in the city, would be visually intrusive in the streetscape and riverscape and would seriously injure the visual amenities of the city and its skyline. Furthermore, the proposed development would seriously detract from the setting and character of the Custom House, would intrude on the O’Connell Street and Grafton Street Architectural Conservation Areas, and other important vistas in the city. The proposed development would, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

    An Oral hearing had been held in realtion to the appeal and the Inspector had recommended a refusal for a similar reason to that of the Board.

    Published on November 16, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions, Uncategorized; Tagged as: , ,
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