Saturday 16 December 2017

'Don't move Fair City set next door to us', plead D4 neighbours

Fair City Actors -Amilia Stewart who plays Katy O Brien,Daithi MacSuibhne who plays Emmet Una Kavanagh who plays Heather Daly and Johnny Ward wh plays Ciaran Holloway pictured on the Fair City Set at RTE Studios in Donnybrook ,Dublin. Picture: Rte
Fair City Actors -Amilia Stewart who plays Katy O Brien,Daithi MacSuibhne who plays Emmet Una Kavanagh who plays Heather Daly and Johnny Ward wh plays Ciaran Holloway pictured on the Fair City Set at RTE Studios in Donnybrook ,Dublin. Picture: Rte

Gordon Deegan

A number of D4 residents have hit out at plans to relocate the Fair City set on the RTE campus.

In a planning application with Dublin City Council, the broadcaster wants to relocate the Carrigstown set to allow it to sell around 8.64 acres of land for €107.5m.

The application provides for a new home for McCoy's pub, the Hungry Pig, the Dolphin Pod and other sets.

However, six objections have been lodged by residents, mainly living in the Nutley Road area.

Colin McGill of McGill Planning objected to the proximity of the set to existing homes; the visual impact of the development; the noise to be generated by the plan; and its hours of operation.

"Our client's houses are family homes with young children," said Mr McGill.

"Increased noise levels after 8pm are particularly unacceptable."

The relocated Fair City is to operate 8am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday, with options of extending this to 10pm two nights a week.

Planners hired by RTE said the Nutley Road site "is the most efficient use of space".

A decision is due on the application next month.

Herald

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