The company that operates Dublin's Iveagh Garden Hotel, Olema Property Holdings, has been denied permission to add a seven-storey, 52-bedroom extension to the venue.
Olema Property Holdings had sought permission to construct the proposed extension, which would have increased the hotel's room count to 204, to the rear of the hotel.
However, according to The Irish Times, council planners said that the design, scale and height of the proposed extension as well as its proximity to other buildings do not relate sensitively to the special architectural character of the protected structures on the capital's Harcourt Street, where the hotel is located.
The council stated that the proposed extension would also contravene the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022, and that it would be "seriously overbearing" on neighbouring residential properties.
The council added, "The proposed development would therefore be seriously injurious to the amenity of existing neighbouring residents, would depreciate the value of property in the vicinity and would set an undesirable precedent for development."
Olema Property Holdings has until September 9 to submit an appeal against the council's decision to An Bord Pleanála.
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