Thursday 27 March 2008

Rathgar pub plan rejected

AN BORD PLEANÁLA has refused permission for the redevelopment of a well-know Rathgar pub.

Bartlett Inns Limited was looking to partially demolish the 108 pub on Rathgar Road to make way for a four-storey mixed-use development comprising five apartments and a public house.

The scheme had been approved by Dublin City Council but was appealed to the planning board by Rathgar Residents' Association.

The board's planning inspector stated in his report that the proposed development would be appear "unduly tall, out-of-scale and out-of-character with the streetscape". It would also strike a discordant note in relation to the nearby Christ Church.

He also expressed concerns that the proposed study rooms for the one-bedroom flats could be used as bedrooms.

The Irish Times

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