Plans by hotel group the O'Callaghan Collection to demolish five two-storey terraced houses at Bass Place and a commercial warehouse on Fenian Street in Dublin have been blocked by Dublin City Council.
A company owned by the O'Callaghan family called Gold Run Properties Limited submitted a planning permission application for the proposed demolitions to the council in February.
In the application, it was stated that all of properties that the plans proposed demolishing were vacant for over 15 years. However, two objectors to the application told the council that they and a number of other people have resided in the properties for a long time, as reported by Business Post.
In its ruling, the council stated, "The proposed demolition of five residential terraced buildings without a plan for redevelopment would be premature."
While the planning application noted an intention to develop a higher-density residential development on the site, the council said that a firmer commitment to such a development is required before the plans can be approved.
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