Wednesday 20 September 2017

Planning bid by U2 star is rejected as 'invalid'

Adam Clayton
Adam Clayton

Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent

U2 bassist Adam Clayton will have to go back to the drawing board to secure permission to build a "cascade" on a river beside his south Dublin home.

A local authority has deemed a planning application to be invalid because he failed to state that his home was a protected structure, breached rules on the information required in a newspaper notice and did not submit the correct form of notice to alert the public of his plans.

In a planning application to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Mr Clayton sought permission for the removal of "three small weirs" and the "introduction of a cascade" on the Little Dargle river, which is adjacent to his home.

The application was made in his name, and listed the address as Danesmoate Estate, Kellystown in Dublin 16.

The application was declared invalid on 10 grounds.

Mr Clayton bought Danesmoate House in 1987 for a reported €380,000, after recording the album 'The Joshua Tree' in the property.

Built in the 18th Century, it has been subject to a number of external and internal improvements over the years.

Set on 44 acres, the house and bridge over the Little Dargle river are protected structures and are on Kellystown Road, close to Marlay Park.

Irish Independent

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