Ronan Continues Battle For Planning For Three Major Hotel Projects

By Dave Simpson
Ronan Continues Battle For Planning For Three Major Hotel Projects

Developer Johnny Ronan has appealed to An Bord Pleanála to reconsider Wicklow County Council's refusal of planning permission for a €50 million Enniskerry sports hotel in July.

Ronan's RGRE firm submitted an appeal against the council's decision yesterday (21 August) in the hopes that An Bord Pleanála would rescind the order and save a potential 120 jobs that would be allegedly generated by the proposed 141-bedroom Enniskerry development, reports the Irish Independent.

At the same time, RGRE is also fighting for approval for two disputed developments in Dublin. The first is a €300 million multipurpose waterfront development called Spencer Place that would see the construction of four buildings at the capital's Spender Dock, encompassing a 212-bedroom hotel, restaurant, retail space and office accommodation.

RGRE has submitted a document to Dublin City Council addressing concerns over the height and size of the development, which Ronan planning consultant John Spain stated would create a new business and commercial hub at Spencer Dock, while also generating up to 5,000 jobs for the city.

The second disputed Dublin development is a hotly-contested 22-storey tower adjacent to Tara Street, plans for which were shot down by Dublin City Council in late June. RGRE is currently engaged in an-going battle for approval for the tower with An Bord Pleanála.