Objections Raised To Plans To Construct Hotel, Apartment And Commercial Development In South Dublin Suburb Of Goatstown
A number of objections have been raised to plans to construct a hotel, apartment and commercial development on a site in the south Dublin suburb of Goatstown.
As reported by The Irish Times, Chawke is now seeking planning permission to develop a 22-bedroom hotel and 299 apartments as well as other commercial units on the site, and has submitted a planning application for the proposed development.
However, according to The Irish Times, the planning application has received close to 150 submissions from local residents, the majority of which are objections, and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has recommended to An Bord Pleanála that permission be refused for the proposed hotel, apartment and commercial development.
According to The Irish Times, many objectors are opposed to the hotel plans, and some said that there is no need for a hotel in the area. Other concerns regarding the proposed hotel reportedly included the belief that the "transient nature of hotel guests" would not lend itself towards the creation of a "neighbourhood centre" in the area, and the belief that the 24/7 nature of a hotel would "seriously affect the tone and amenity for local residents".
According to The Irish Times, the issue of whether the proposed hotel would be financially was also raised in some submissions, and a number of people said that they wonder whether the proposed hotel would quickly become a "white elephant".
Decision Due Next Month
According to The Irish Times, An Bord Pleanála will deliver a decision about the planning permission application for the proposed development next month.
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