A Dublin-based developer that was refused planning to build on the former Mother and Baby home site at Bessboro, Blackrock has lodged a new application this morning for a 92-unit residential development in the same area. Developer's MWB Two Ltd applied for planning permission in 2020 for an 8-storey building consisting of 67 apartments, saying the development would include communal open space areas, landscaping, car and bike parking spaces, bin stores, and public lighting. The planning was refused by Cork City Council, followed by an unsuccessful appeal by the developers. MWB Two Ltd received widespread backlash at the time from campaigners who claimed the development site overlapped with a child burial ground attached to the former Bessborough Mother and Baby Home.
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