Niall O’Farrell, the businessman behind Black Tie, has renewed his bid to build two new houses on exclusive Shrewsbury Road in Dublin 4, writes Dick O’Brien.
O’Farrell has submitted a new planning application to Dublin City Council, seeking permission to demolish an existing two-storey house on the 0.12 hectare site at 28 Shrewsbury Road and build two semi-detached houses in its place.
O’Farrell, who lives in another house on Shrewsbury Road, bought the property in 2005 for €7.5 million.
Dublin City Council rejected an earlier planning application for the site in August 2006, saying any demolition would be contrary to the objectives of the Dublin City Development Plan.
The new application seeks permission for two three-storey over-basement houses with a gross floor area of 1,088 square metres. O’Farrell has applied for a social housing exemption certificate on the site.
Sunday Business Post