Saturday 25 May 2019

High profile: Firm linked to Ronan in challenge over building rules

Waterfront: Johnny Ronan secured a site in Dublin’s north Docklands
Waterfront: Johnny Ronan secured a site in Dublin’s north Docklands

A company linked to developer Johnny Ronan has brought a High Court challenge over Dublin City Council's (DCC) legal interpretation of building height guidelines.

The action has been brought by Spencer Place Development Company Ltd, of which Mr Ronan is a director.

The firm claims the interpretation may have an adverse effect on two applications it has pending before DCC for permission to increase the height of several buildings at Spencer Place.

One of the developments has been earmarked as an aparthotel and residential development, while the other will be used by software company Salesforce.

DCC has denied the claims in correspondence to the company and says the applications will be given full and proper consideration.

Permission to bring the challenge was granted on an ex-parte basis by Mr Justice Michael McGrath.

The judge made the action returnable to a date in May.

Irish Independent

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