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Dublin City Council Refuses Request To Increase Floor Count Of Proposed Hotel

By Dave Simpson

Dublin City Council has refused a planning request to add an additional floor to a planned and approved eight-storey hotel on the site of Dublin's former Andrews Lane Theatre.

"Detrimental Visual Impact"

Appalachian Property Holdings Ltd was given the green light last year to develop a 136-bedroom, eight-storey hotel on the site. However, the council has refused to permit the firm to increase to floor count of the proposed hotel to nine, which would bring the proposed room count to 156, saying that the extra storey "would have a significantly detrimental visual impact due to its scale and bulk", as reported by The Irish Independent.

The council also stated that "the applicant has not demonstrated that an acceptable level of quality and amenity for visitors to Dublin shall be provided by these hotel rooms".

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