Fast Food Outlet Bid Shot Down At Listed Site

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Fast Food Outlet Bid Shot Down At Listed Site

A plan to open a takeaway in a listed building beside one of Dublin's national monuments has been rejected by An Taisce. Aungier Street contains a significant number of Georgian buildings, some with features dating from the 1660s and 1670s, the board's planning inspector Patricia Young noted in a report. No 9 and 9A Aungier Street, a national monument, is one of the most intact structures in the country, dating from the late 1600s. Objecting to the planning application, heritage group An Taisce said there are already a number of fast-food outlets on the Aungier Street/South Great George's Street axis.

An Taisce's Kevin Duff pointed out the development plan aims to limit too high a concentration of any one type of outlet in an area. Aungier Street's historic status has received increasing recognition in recent years. A recent report highlighted its important sites, from its time as a medieval enclave and later as "one of Dublin's first exclusive residential suburbs".