Sunday 26 January 2020

Plans for new Liberty Hall rebuild appealed to An Bord Pleanala reporters

PLANS by SIPTU to demolish Liberty Hall and rebuild a 22 storey new building on the historic site have been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

A decision will be made over the coming weeks whether it will hold a oral hearing on the proposal or whether a decision will be made in private following an appeal from Irish Life.

It is understood Irish Life raised issues about the proximity of the proposed tower to its building at Beresford court.

Irish Life also raised concerns about the increased width of the new building.

In its appeal its said the proposals would represent "an overdevelopment of the site in the context of the surrounding urban fabric".

The deadline for appeals is this evening.

Last month, Dublin City Council granted the union planning permission for the new building, which would be 35pc higher than Liberty hall.

The permission is subject to 19 conditions, including a further alignment of the north side of the building, particularly at the upper levels.

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