Dublin Metropolis Council turns down 120-bed university student accommodation

Dublin City Council has refused planning authorization for a 120-bed scholar accommodation development for Convent Avenue in Dublin 3.

Earlier this year, Kilcarne Estates Ltd lodged ideas for the two 6-storey condominium blocks to property the accommodation.

The scheme – adjacent to the entrance of St Vincent’s Hospital in Fairview – is made up of 18 student apartments, produced up of 8 six-mattress units, 8 7-bed models and two eight-bed models.

A organizing report filed by Hughes Preparing and Growth Consultants said that the scheme is found in close proximity to 3rd level institutions this kind of as DCU, Marino Institute of Education and learning and DCU St Patrick’s “and will be of major profit to these campuses delivering superior-good quality accommodation”.

Vacant web site

The web-site is at this time occupied by a vacant warehouse and the arranging consultants state that the present use represented an underutilisation of a zoned and serviced site.

Hughes Planning and Growth Consultants more stated that the plan “will reduce the variety of students availing of rental units and digs, delivering purpose models built for their educational development”.

Dublin Town Council refused authorization on the quantity of grounds. It concluded that the proposed university student accommodation offered an insufficient quantum of suitable and usable indoor and outside communal and recreational facilities to provide the 120-bedspace plan, consequently undermining the amenity of foreseeable future occupants of the lodging. 

The council also concluded that the proposal would detract from the household facilities of current residents and opportunity occupants through overbearing and overlooking impacts.

It stated that the scheme would injure the facilities of house in the vicinity.

Neighborhood people claimed that the plan would overshadow and dominate the present one particular- and two-storey household houses because of to its extreme peak and scale.

The inhabitants also claimed that the adjacent homes of Richmond Lodge and Convent Avenue would be severely impacted which includes privacy for individuals people.

The developers have the option of pleasing the conclusion to An Bord Pleanála.