A number of residents of the suburban community of Clonshaugh on Dublin's north side have appealed to An Bord Pleanála to halt the construction of what is proposed to be the fourth largest hotel in Ireland.
As reported by The Sunday Times, the 10-storey hotel, which is set to encompass 317 bedrooms and 110 suites, as well as a variety of leisure facilitates, conference rooms, cafés, restaurants and 440 car parking spaces, is scheduled to be constructed by Carra Shore Hotel Ltd. in close proximity to the junction of the M50 and M1 on a site adjacent to the Carlton Hotel, just off of the Clonshaugh Road.
The objecting parties to the hotel's construction fear that it will result in an upsurge in traffic in the local area as well as a decline in privacy for the people of Clonshaugh. Several residents have also cited insufficient infrastructure and the potential loss of once tranquil green areas as reasons as to why the project should be halted.
While a resolution has yet to be reached, Fingal County Council planning officials have responded by stating that permission was originally granted for a 10-storey hotel in the area back in 2008 and have decreed that the hotel's car park cannot be used by airport patrons in an attempt to curb traffic concerns.