Families force new delay to Aldi flats

Cormac Murphy

Plans by German discount retailer Aldi to build apartments in Dublin have been delayed.

Residents opposed to the proposals for the former Premier Dairies site in Finglas have appealed to An Bord Pleanala after Dublin City Council gave the go-ahead.

The scheme has four one-bed apartments, 66 two-beds and 20 three-bed units. It will have a maximum height of 20.75m.

The plans also make provision for a creche, 141 car-parking spaces in the basement and 90 cycle spaces.

Aldi's previous efforts to secure planning permission for the site in Dublin 11 were refused by Bord Pleanala because of concerns about the height, density and bulk of the development.

The height was then reduced from seven to six storeys. However, that is still higher than the four- to five-storey limit that the board indicated would be more acceptable.