Dublin aparthotel plans refused by council

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Ireland: Dublin City Council has refused permission for an aparthotel development at 92 and 93 Francis Street in Dublin 8.

The plans involved demolishing a derelict building and replacing it with an aparthotel.

“The proposed development would exacerbate the existing overconcentration of hotel developments and prevent the delivery of residential development,” the council planner’s report said. “It is considered that residential development in the area has not kept pace with hotel developments.”

There are already 907 hotel rooms within about 500 metres of the site, and planning applications for a further 882 rooms have been “consented”, according to the planner’s report.

Earlier this week, Hazel Chu, the Green Party’s Lord Mayor of Dublin, called for a cap on the number of hotels and aparthotels being built in the city.

 

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