Planning permission refused for south Dublin 'Costa del Sol' style apartments after hundreds of formal objections
Planning permission has been refused for a 'Costa del Sol' style apartment block in the south Dublin seaside town of Dalkey.
Angry locals made 300 formal objections to the residential and retail development.
The proposed development at Bulloch Harbour consisted of seven ground-floor commercial units fronting onto the harbour itself, with six three-storey terraced dwellings and a further three houses nearby.
Hundreds of locals had attended a meeting at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney to voice their concerns to the Bartra Capital development before the deadline for objections.
"I am delighted Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has rejected the planning application for this very sensitive site," Cllr. Cormac Devlin said after the decision.
"In my view the application was completely inappropriate.
"The zoning and the specific local objective (SLO) for Bulloch Harbour clearly set out that any type of development should enhance not detract from the harbour.
"The detailed reasons for refusal will mean any future proposal will need to be more sensitive, in-keeping and architecturally complimentary to this historic harbour," he continued.
"Any future application must also include a strong emphasis on marine leisure facilities."