Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Board says no to €2bn complex

A CONTROVERSIAL multi-million euro residential and retail complex planned for Co. Wicklow has been refused planning permission by An Bord Pleanala.

Pizarro Developments - a consortium led by Paddy Kelly and including Durkan New Homes, Newlyn Group, Alanis Ltd and Pierse Construction - was last year granted planning permission by Bray Town Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Councill to build the €2bn complex.

As it would have been located on a natural flood plain, the decision to grant permission was appealed to the planning board last May by local residents who have been campaigning to keep the flood plain free from high-density development. Relevant parties were due to be officially notified by post this morning.

Colm Kelpie
irish Independent

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