Following last month's news that Dublin City Council had rejected plans to construct an aparthotel adjacent to Dublin's Ashling Hotel on the basis that the proposal does not justify the demolition of four buildings that include a property at No. 6 Parkgate Street which appears in the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH), it's now been revealed that Galway hoteliers Kevin, Frank and Mary Flannery have appealed the council's decision to An Bord Pleanála.
The Irish Independent reports that the Flannerys' appeal states that it took them five years during a difficult financial period to assemble the various properties for the plans to be lodged.
Consultants for the Flannerys assert in the appeal that the proposed development "is not a speculative development as our client has sourced the finances to start the project immediately once a favourable decision is forthcoming.
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"Our client must be seen as a major investor in the area, and has shown their commitment to its regeneration by their continued investment in its future."
A final ruling on the appeal is due to be given in October of this year.
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