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Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Plans to build Dublin's tallest building rejected
An Bord Pleanála has rejected a plan by developer Johnny Ronan's company Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE) to build Dublin's tallest building next to Tara Street station in Dublin city centre, Independent.ie can reveal. Mr Ronan's company, Tanat Ltd, had originally sought permission from Dublin City Council to build a 22-storey (88m) tower comprising offices, a hotel and rooftop restaurant. In refusing permission for the development, Dublin city planners said the proposed tower would have a "significant and detrimental visual impact" on the city's skyline. In appealing Dublin City Council’s decision to An Bord Pleanala, Mr Ronan argued that his plans for the site had followed the council's own planning policies and objectives for the Tara Street scheme. He also argued that the Dublin City Development Plan 2016 identified the George's Quay area as a location for high buildings of over 50 metres.