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Plans To Construct Student Accommodation Development On Site of Baker's Corner Pub In Dublin Suburb Of Dún Laoghaire Facing Opposition

Published on Nov 10 2021 9:53 AM in Pub/Bar/Nightclub tagged: Trending Posts / Baker's Corner / Loyola Group

Plans To Construct Student Accommodation Development On Site of Baker's Corner Pub In Dublin Suburb Of Dún Laoghaire Facing Opposition

Plans to construct a student accommodation development on the site of Baker's Corner pub in the Dublin suburb of Dún Laoghaire are facing opposition.

The news follows news from September that hospitality company Loyola Group would submit a planning application under the fast track process to An Bord Pleanála for the demolition of Baker’s Corner pub and the construction of a new pub, two commercial units and 276 bed spaces in two five- to six-storey blocks on its site.

As reported by The Irish Times, the development is planned to include 276 student accommodation units.

The planning consultancy for the applicants, Brock McClure, reportedly said that the planning application "had been prepared in the context of the significant need for student accommodation in Dublin city and Ireland".

Objections

Objections to the application reportedly include concerns about the proposed height of the proposed height of the proposed development, the cost of the proposed accommodation for students, the proposed development’s impact on the residential amenity in the vicinity of the site, and that the proposed development would be "a flight hazard" for wildlife.

Dún Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design And Technology Financial Controller Statements

Dún Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design and Technology (IADT) financial controller Bernard Mullarkey reportedly said in an IADT letter formally supporting the proposed development, IADT financial that the current accommodation demand from its student population was 1,000-2,200 rooms per year.

Mullarkey reportedly said, "Due to the lack of significant existing accommodation in proximity to our campus, the only available options to our students are private rented accommodation or to stay living at home."

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