Bord Pleanala rejects appeal against planning permission for six storey block on Flanagans site

In rejecting appeals by several local residents  the board decided to reject it’s own planning inspectors advice to refuse planning permission and stated as follows:

Having regard to the zoning of the site, to the scale of the existing building, to the site characteristics and the pattern of development in the area, to the planning history of the site and to the nature, scale, mass and quality of design and to the standard of finishes of the proposed development, the Board considered that the proposed development was generally in accordance with the development plan policies for residential development, would enhance the residential mix in this area, would not injure the residential amenities of the area, would not constitute a traffic hazard and would, therefore, subject to compliance with the conditions set out below, be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

The full decision together with the Inspector’s report is available on

We understand that Barry Saul will hold a public meeting this coming Saturday morning, 9th April in the Community centre at 11am to discuss this and the Kiely’s site.