Tuesday 16 January 2018

O'Driscoll gets green light over extension

Brian O'Driscoll Photo: Caroline Quinn
Brian O'Driscoll Photo: Caroline Quinn

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman have received the green light to extend their new €1.8m Rathmines home.

The extension plans for the couple's new home seemed to stall last month when their neighbours lodged a complaint about the scale of the build which they believed was "overbearing".

However, Huberman and O'Driscoll were granted planning permission by Dublin City Council last Friday.

Donald and Isabel Fitzmaurice have four weeks to appeal the decision to An Bord Pleanála.

Last month, the Fitzmaurices lodged an objection claiming that O'Driscoll and Huberman's proposed development would "be hugely detrimental to the amenity" of their home.

The couple said while they had been consulted in the early stages of the planning, their new neighbours had declined to amend their scheme to accommodate their concerns.

O'Driscoll and Huberman paid less than half the €4.3m paid by the previous owners for their dream home on Palmerstown Road.

The couple plan to demolish a small two-storey extension and replace it with a larger three-storey extension that will allow for the creation of a new kitchen area, an additional bedroom and a study.

The couple also plan on upgrading the facade and removing the PVC windows in the property.

The architects working on O'Driscoll and Huberman's new home said the extension will "only serve to further enhance the appearance and character of the building with the aim of ensuring the long-term integrity of the protected structure is conserved".

Irish Independent

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