Sunday 9 November 2008

Oscar Traynor Road scheme withdrawn

BAM Contractors, previously known as Ascon, and its joint venture partners Durkan and Newlyn, have withdrawn their planning application for a public park and over 700 houses on a site at Oscar Traynor Road in Coolock, Dublin. The consortium had won a public-private partnership tender that was advertised for development by Dublin City Council based on a design brief.

"A planning application was received and additional information was sought. This was due to be returned by 22 October. It was not returned and the application is therefore classed as withdrawn," said a spokesman for the council.

The 42-acre site was to have 715 residential units, 13,000 square metres of commercial space and 1,820 square metres for community use. The development was also to include a park of nearly 10 acres and includes land in a proposed outer public safety zone for Dublin airport.

The decision to withdraw the application is the latest in a series of public partnership troubles for Dublin City Council, which has also seen social housing regeneration schemes involving Bernard McNamara and Castlethorn Construction fall apart.

Sunday Business Post

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