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Pat Crean's Atlas gets nod for 234 apartments in Cabinteely

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Domini Kemp will be running a new restaurant in Brown Thomas

Domini Kemp will be running a new restaurant in Brown Thomas

Domini Kemp will be running a new restaurant in Brown Thomas

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission, subject to certain conditions, to Atlas GP, a subsidiary of property developer Pat Crean's Marlet Group, for 234 apartments to be built in Cabinteely.

The development is to be built on the site of the former Doyle's nursery on Brennanstown Road.

It is set to be a mix of apartments and duplexes in three blocks ranging in height from one to eight storeys. Associated residential facilities include open space, a gym, a crèche and a lower foyer.

Storage buildings on the former nursery site are to be demolished, along with a house called 'Benoni'. The current Doyle's nursery business operates from an adjacent site and will be unaffected.

In May 2018, An Bord Pleanála had granted permission to Marlet to build 26 houses and 89 apartments on the former nursery site.

Towards the end of June, An Bord Pleanála granted the developer permission. It imposed 33 conditions regarding the proposed development.

Conditions include that no development takes place above the roof level, that traffic measures should be agreed with the planning authority before construction and that 184 car and 488 bicycle parking spaces should be made available.

Last year, it was reported that some Cabinteely residents were unhappy with the proposed development.

Speaking last November, Cormac Devlin, Fianna Fáil TD for Dún Laoghaire and a councillor at the time, said he was aware of concerns from locals about the height of the development.


Kemp heads over to Brown Thomas for new restaurant

Ergo has spotted a new arrival at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street - Hugh Brown's.

It is the upmarket department store's new restaurant on the third floor and it will be operated by well-known restaurateur and foodie Domini Kemp.

The Hugh Brown name harps back to 1849, when Brown Thomas was set up by haberdashers and drapers Hugh Brown and James Thomas. However, the new restaurant will have a very modern take on all-day dining, with plenty of plant-based options to appeal to the store's well-heeled - and socially distanced - shoppers.

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Kemp first became known in the Irish food scene when she and her sister Peaches opened Itsabagel on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin. The Itsa group is now in 12 locations, and counts Alchemy Juice Co, Itsa, Joe's and Hatch & Sons among its brands.


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