An Bord Pleanála Approves Plans For 98-Bedroom Hotel In Dublin
An Bord Pleanála has approved plans by Northern Irish hospitality group Beannchor for a 98-bedroom hotel on the site of the former Boland's Bakery, off of Dublin's Capel Street.
An Bord Pleanála's approval of Beannchor's proposed 98-bedroom hotel, which has been design by Dublin-based ODOS Architects, follows its rejection of plans by Beannchor subsidiary Cathedral Leisure for the development of a 62-bedroom hotel on the same site last year.
Dublin City Council subsequently gave Cathedral Leisure the green light to develop a 98-bedroom hotel on the site of the former Boland's Bakery in February of this year, but it was noted at the time that the plans could still be appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
An Bord Pleanála's Decision
However, according to The Irish Times, An Bord Pleanála rejected an appeal by a number of parties against Dublin City Council's decision to approve planning permission for the proposed hotel on the former Boland's Bakery site.
An Bord Pleanála reportedly said that, subject to a number of planning conditions, the proposed eight storey, 98-bedroom hotel, which will also include a bar and restaurant, will not significantly adversely impact the amenities of neighbouring properties or the local area.
A planning inspector with An Bord Pleanála reportedly stated said the proposed hotel would aid the revitalisation and increased vitality of the Capel Street area.
Beannchor previously announced plans to construct a sister hotel to the group's Bullitt Hotel in Belfast on Capel Street in 2017, and Beannchor owner Bill Wolsey reportedly still intends to make the group's first Dublin hotel a Bullitt venue.
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