Thursday 27 April 2017

Go-ahead for €50m Donnybrook apartments

Denis O'Brien
Denis O'Brien

Gordon Deegan

A GROUP of Dublin 4 residents have failed in their to bid to block plans by a property firm backed by businessman, Denis O'Brien from constructing a new €50m luxury development in Donnybrook.

This follows An Bord Pleanála giving the go-ahead to Gibraltar-registered Purleigh Holdings to construct 71 apartments in five stand-alone white pavilion blocks at Greenfield, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

In 2010, it was reported that the 3.3 acre Greenfield site was swapped with UCD for land beside the university's Belgrove student residences and a reported €12.5m in cash. Dublin City Council gave the go-ahead for the scheme in spite of 18 separate objections lodged against the plan.

However, the 30 residents of the adjoining Nutley Square appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála through their management firm, Nutley Square Management along with the Greenfield Park Residents Group and Brenda Fives and others.

In its ruling, the Board backed the plan having regard to local zoning objectives, the nature and scale of the proposed development and to the character and pattern of existing and permitted development in the vicinity of the site.

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