Friday 20 June 2008

D8 scheme gets green light

DUBLIN CITY Council has granted the OCBM partnership planning permission for a seven-storey mixed-use development on Old Kilmainham Road, Dublin 8 despite receiving 12 objections.

The development at 40 Old Kilmainham Road will involve the demolition of a garage and car showroom and the construction of a 5,250sq m (56,510sq ft) development with over 3,000sq m (32,292sq ft) of enterprise space, five live/work units, 18 apartments and basement parking for 40 cars.

The building separates into two blocks above first floor level with a large planted courtyard between at second floor level.

The council's decision will come as a blow to the Kilmainham residents who objected to the scheme saying it is adjoining a Conservation Area and citing overshadowing and loss of privacy of nearby homes as a reason to refuse planning permission.

Irish Times

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