Ires Reit planning decision delayed
A decision by An Bord Pleanála on whether Ireland's largest private landlord Ires Reit can proceed with plans for 467 apartments at Sandyford in south Dublin has been delayed.
A ruling on Ires Reit's proposals for its holdings at Rockbrook was due two days ago, but the planning board said yesterday that it won't deliver its decision until October 2.
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council rejected Ires Reit's plans for the development on March 30, saying that it would have an "overbearing impact, would result in an oppressive built environment and would be visually unacceptable at this location".
The delay from An Bord Pleanála is understood to be part of a wider backlog as a result of capacity constraints at board level.
In a notice issued on August 1, the planning board advised that the situation would be "resolved in the coming months as new board members take up their posts".
The statement added that decisions on certain categories, including major housing developments, would continue to be "prioritised".