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Co-living schemes in Ireland rejected

Words: Roger Milne

An Bord Pleanála has rejected one of the first in a line-up of proposed co-living developments, part of a fast-tracked scheme for 222 co-living units and 150 flats proposed by Bartra Capital Property for the Cookstown industrial estate in Tallaght.

The planning agency is reported to have said the scheme failed to “provide an acceptable living environment for future residents of the development”.

The planners were also critical of the co-living communal facilities and the location of the project.

An Bord noted that the scheme was due to be built on an industrial estate without established transport links.

The scheme “represented an uncoordinated and haphazard form of development which would give rise to an isolated piecemeal pocket of residential development that is disconnected from shops, amenities and/or residential services”.

This is the second co-living scheme from the developer that has been refused approval.

Meanwhile, in a separate but related move, Dublin City Council has turned down a 105-unit co-living development at Rathmines on the grounds that it constitutes a “poor standard of residential accommodation”.

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