Dublin City Council has refused to grant planning permission to Donnybrook Hotel to develop a €50 million five-star hotel on the site of the former St. Mary's College in the south Dublin suburb of Donnybrook.
According to The Irish Times, Dublin City Council said that the proposed hotel does meet the zoning objective of the 1.2-hectare site because its plans do not set aside 25% of the land for open space and/or community facilities.
Adverse Impact On Former College's Setting
Council planners also stated that, due to its height, the proposed hotel would adversely impact the setting of the former college, which is a protected structure, as well as an adjacent terrace of listed buildings.
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Donnybrook Hotel has until April 14 to appeal the council's decision to An Bord Pleanála.
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