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Temple Bar Pub Appeals Against Council's Beer Garden Decision

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One of Dublin's top tourist pubs has appealed to An Bord Pleanála against Dublin City Council's decision that planning permission is needed to carry out work on its beer garden.

The Temple Bar pub is seeking to replace an existing canopy and metal-clad roof with a new slate roof and apex light, however Dublin City Council refused to give it an exemption certificate saying the work "constitutes development as defined in the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and is not exempted development". The work would constitute a material change and affect the character of the protected building, thus needing permission according to the Council, reports The Irish Times.

Temple Bar pub is located across 47 and 48 Temple Bar, and while the latter is a protected structure, the former isn't. The pub, which is operated by Temple Inns Ltd, said in its appeal that the proposed works would not affect number 48 because the beer garden is at the rear of number 47 and runs along number's 46 and 45. It added that the proposed work would not materially affect its exterior and does not make it inconsistent with neighbouring buildings.

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The pub, which was founded in 1840, was previously denied permission for the addition of a winter garden to the back of the building as well as for the retention of coach lamps and a neon sign in 2002 and 2014 respectively. An Bord Pleanála is to decide on the case by 18 March 2017.

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