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Green light for Dublin flats scheme that beats former height restrictions

Words: Roger Milne
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Developer Cairn Homes has been given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála for a residential scheme of 377 flats in seven blocks up to eight storeys high in the Marino area of north Dublin.

Eight houses will also be built on the 3.2-hectare site.

The project was considered under the fast-track planning regime for major housing developments and is the first to exceed city height restrictions following moves by the government to encourage higher-density projects.

The development will include 367 car parking spaces, 682 bicycle parking spaces, as well as a crèche and gym for residents.

Several local and national politicians opposed the proposals, as did many Marino residents.

According to the Irish Times, the planning agency concluded that the housing development “would not result in a significant adverse impact on residential amenities by way of overlooking, overshadowing or visual obtrusion”.

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