Objections Lodged Against Plans For Nine-Storey Hotel In Dublin
Objections have been lodged against plans to construct a nine-storey hotel over and adjacent to The Cobblestone pub in the Smithfield area of Dublin. As reported by The Irish Times, Marron Estates...
Objections have been lodged against plans to construct a nine-storey hotel over and adjacent to The Cobblestone pub in the Smithfield area of Dublin.
As reported by The Irish Times, Marron Estates lodged plans for a 114-bedroom hotel at King Street last month, and documents lodged with the planning application state that The Cobblestone pub, which is a protected structure, would be retained as part of the scheme.
Heritage Assessment And Planning Report
A heritage assessment lodged with the planning application reportedly states that the hotel that would be developed over The Cobblestone pub would "be set back from the building line in order to retain the existing character of the buildings at street level", and that the existing buildings on site "are generally in poor condition and their survival is not guaranteed without some development of the site".
A separate planning report by chartered planning consultants McCutcheon Halley reportedly stated that the scheme has been designed to respond sensitively to the existing protected structures.
Objections And Decision Due Month
However, over 50 objections have reportedly been lodged against the plans for the proposed hotel.
Concerns raised by objectors reportedly include worries that the development of the proposed hotel would result in the loss of an important and authentic Irish music venue at The Cobblestone.
A decision on the matter is reportedly due to be delivered in November.
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