An Bord Pleanála Approves Plans For Development On Dublin's Prussia Street That Will Include Two Cafés/Restaurants
An Bord Pleanála has approved plans for a development on Dublin's Prussia Street that will include two cafés/restaurants.
As reported by The Irish Times, An Bord Pleanála has approved the demolition of Prussia Street's Shopping Centre and the subsequent construction of a two building, up to eight storey development on its site that will include two cafés/restaurants as well as a new shopping centre with a supermarket, 11 other retail units, 578 student bed spaces and 29 build-to-rent apartments.
The plans reportedly also include a new pedestrian and cycle path connecting Prussia Street with the Technical University Dublin campus at Grangegorman.
Fast-Track Planning Process
The application by Park Shopping Centre to redevelop the 1.2 hectare site was reportedly approved under the fast-track planning process for strategic housing developments.
An Bord Pleanála Ruling
An Bord Pleanála reportedly said that, subject to compliance with a number of planning conditions, the proposed development would not seriously harm existing residential, properties or visual amenities in the area, and that they are acceptable in terms of urban design, height and scale as well as in relation to traffic and pedestrian safety.
Additionally, An Bord Pleanála reportedly acknowledged that the proposed development materially contravenes the current Dublin City Development Plan in terms of building height limits, but said that the granting of planning permission for the proposed development is justified on the basis that it delivers on government policy of increasing housing supply.
Dublin City Council reportedly supported the plans and said that they are acceptable, but that further tree planting and greening of the Prussia Street area is required.
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