Thursday 29 March 2007

Developer faces €12.7m fine

A DEVELOPER who illegally demolished a 19th century convent in south Dublin has missed a deadline to reinstate it.
Kimpton Vale faces a €12.7m fine after failing to rebuild Presentation Convent Terenure which was in the process of being added to the city council's register of protected structures.
Under enforcement proceedings issued last December, the company was instructed to stop the demolition and re-instate the building to the satisfaction of the council's planning department by last Friday.
But the rebuilding work is far from finished, and city council inspectors from the council will visit the site today before deciding if further action is required.
Council sources said it was likely that legal action would be taken because of the slow rate of progress.
© Irish Independent

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