More than 40 families face homelessness in Clondalkin, Dublin, in less than a month after An Bord Pleanála refused permission for an apartment block already built and tenanted. Among the families at Larkfield House, Coldcut Road, are 19 formerly homeless households and others supported by South Dublin County Council with the housing assistance payment. Earlier this month the council suspended assistance payments to residents following a planning inspection. These households are now in rent arrears and were last week given one month’s notice to quit. Permission was initially granted by the council for 27 apartments at the site of the former Liffey Valley Fitness premises, in September 2016. However up to 48 apartments were built.
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An Bord Pleanála's assessment and decision can be viewed here.