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Development Of 200-Bedroom Hotel Near Croke Park Put On Hold Due To Objections

Published on Sep 25 2020 9:30 AM in Hotel tagged: Featured Post / Dalata / GAA

Development Of 200-Bedroom Hotel Near Croke Park Put On Hold Due To Objections

Recently approved plans for the development of a 200-bedroom hotel near Croke Park have been put on hold due to objections made to An Bord Pleanála.

In August, Dublin City Council gave the GAA permission to proceed with the development of a seven storey, 200-bedroom hotel on the grounds of Clonliffe College, which is located close to Croke Park in Dublin.

The operator of Shrewsbury House Nursing Home, the Mountjoy Square Society and a number of local residents opposed the planning application before Dublin City Council approved it due to concerns that the proposed hotel will adversely impact the local area, and the nursing home and local resident Kate O'Hea have now appealed the council's decision to An Bord Pleanála.

Objectors' Concerns

According to The Irish Times, consultants acting on behalf of Shrewsbury House Nursing Home owner Margaret Gaughran said that the development would result in a "gross overlooking" of the nursing home's meeting rooms and private open space, while O'Hea said that the proposed height of the hotel is out of character with the neighbourhood and its buildings, and expressed concerns that it would overlook nearby houses and apartments and act as a precedent for allowing  "further incongruous and inappropriate development throughout the grounds of Clonliffe College".

Ruling Due Date

An Bord Pleanála is due to deliver a ruling on the appeals by the end of January 2021.

If approved, the proposed hotel will be operated by Dalata Hotel Group under its Maldron brand.

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