Planning permission has been refused for a 152-bed student accommodation scheme in Drumcondra in Dublin. The four-storey apartment project was planned for beside the Mater Dei Institute of Education teaching college on Clonliffe Road. The developers sought permisison from Dublin City Council to demolish five existing houses, one of which was a protected structure. Almost 30 local residents submitted objections to the proposal, expressing concern over the size of the structure and the impact the increased student population would have on the area.
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