Thursday, 16 October 2008

Bord rejects 64 homes for Howth

AN BORD Pleanála has turned down a proposal by Pierse Contracting Ltd to build 64 residential units and a café on the 2.59-acre site of a disused sports building which is near a Martello Tower on Balscadden Road, Howth, Co Dublin.

Around seven parties appealed planning permission for the development to An Bord Pleanála, including Hillwatch and Asgard Residents Association.

Among the reasons given by the board was that the site, which overlooks Howth Harbour, is in area of high amenity and was designated in the Howth Special Amenity Area Order 1999 and is also within an architectural conservation zone in close proximity to a Martello Tower, a protected structure.

The Irish Times

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