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  • Permission Refused for Amusement Arcade in Dublin City Centre

     An application for a change of use from retail to gaming and amusement arcade and associated signage at ground floor, No 108 Parnell Street (corner of North Cumberland Street ad Parnell Street) Dublin 1 has been refused.

    The application was refused by Dublin City Council even though permitted in principle under the zoning objective.

    The ABP Inspector recommended a grant of permission having regard to the general mixed use character of the area, the various retail uses along Parnell Street and the location which is removed from the designated premier shopping streets of the City Centre Retail Core.

    The Board however ultimately refused permission.  In deciding not to accept the Inspector’s recommendation to grant permission, the Board considered that there is an emerging pattern of gaming and amusement arcades in the general area and the proposed development, located in the sole commercial unit within a residential block, would seriously injure the amenities of the area.

    This decision is a victory for the residents of the area who appealed but shows how the prevalence of a particular landuse in a local area can be used to form the basis of a refusal. 

     

    Published on January 30, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions; Tagged as: , , , ,
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