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Proposal for 11-storey apartment complex in south Dublin likely to face opposition

The proposal is for the construction of a development with 62 new apartments.

Currently there is a five-storey building on the site.
Currently there is a five-storey building on the site.
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A PROPOSAL TO build an 11-storey complex with 62 new apartments is likely to face opposition from locals in the Donnybrook area of south Dublin, a councillor has said.

The planning application for the development was lodged with Dublin City Council by Silver Bloom Ltd on 9 August.

It states the development will involve the demolition of a five-storey office/residential building currently on site and the construction of a new residential complex of 62 units across 11 floors.

The plan includes seven studios, 22 one-bed apartments, 31 two-beds and two three-bed apartments all with balconies. It also includes a meeting room, a concierge and a gym on the ground floor level plus 20 parking spaces in the basement.

Local Labour councillor Dermot Lacey told TheJournal.ie that he sent a circular to residents to let them know about the proposed development.

“I’ve had a bit of feedback from them, the residents are gathering their thoughts about it at the moment but I would be fairly certain they will be opposing it.”

Lacey said the height of the proposed complex is causing concern .

“I don’t have a problem with height in general, but it needs context, it needs to be appropriate for the location.”

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The councillor said he has asked the council’s south east area committee to list the proposal on the agenda for its next meeting on 9 September. 

The final date for observations on the plan is 12 September. 

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