31 Restaurant Planning Applications Lodged For 100-Metre Radius Area In Dublin
According to Dublin City Council, 31 applications have been lodged over the past three years for planning permission relating to the redevelopment and opening of restaurants in the 100-metre radius between Dublin's George's Street South and the point at which Richmond Street South meets the Grand Canal.
21 of these applications were for change of use, with the other 10 being brand new applications. One of the 31 applications has already been refused and is currently being appealed.
Talking to The Sunday Independent, Dublin Town chief executive Richard Guiney expressed concerns about the proliferation of restaurants and cafés on the south side of Dublin city.
Guiney told the paper, "Our view in terms of the restaurant trade is that we're probably at saturation point on the south side of the city. We need to be more discerning in terms of the applications of more restaurant use. There is demand for high-quality outlets on the north side, and if people are interested in opening new venues, they should be encouraged to do so there."
Guiney added that each new south side restaurant is likely to "take from others".
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