The North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone
The controversial Chocolate Park.
Gets the golden ticket.
Via Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council is pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the first planning application under the North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). Planning permission was granted for a development by Targeted Investment Opportunities Plc. at No. 76 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, for a mixed use scheme.
The development also provides for the new ”Chocolate Park” [based on Roald Dahl's classic on a site is in the middle of the peninsula between Hanover Quay and Sir John Rogerson's Quay] public open space.
This decision marks the first major planning application to be granted by Dublin City Council as the Development Agency for Dublin Docklands. Three other significant applications for development in Docklands have also been made to the City Council including the mixed use development at Boland’s Mills….
Dublin City Council Beta Project’s test bike hangar installed on John Dillon Street, Christchurch Dublin.
The site where you are supposed to give feedback is very confusing and non user friendly. I think these could transform the Dublin cycling experience and put you guys out business. Can you pass that onto them [DCC]? Ta.
Thomas Street, Dublin, designated ‘ACA’, an Architectural Conservation Area by Dublin City Council council
Dublin City Council has extended permission for a modern office block on the site of two Georgian houses on Thomas Street, against the advice of its own senior planner and the Dublin Civic Trust.
…The Civic Trust said the decision to allow the development was frustrating as it “rendered meaningless” the conservation status given to the street.
“There seems to be an attitude here that any development is better than none, even in a historic streetscape such as Thomas Street,” said Graham Hickey, conservation officer with the trust.”
A council spokesman said: “In the heart of Dublin’s north inner city, in an area extending from the North Circular Road to the River Liffey and from Amiens Street to Dorset Street, over 46pc of all homes have just one bedroom or less. Half of these homes were built over the past 20 years.”
….Fintan McNamara, a spokesman for the Residential Landlords Association of Ireland, disagrees about over supply of accommodation for single people households. He is convinced that micro flats are needed to address the shortage of affordable rental accommodation because so many bedsits have been taken out of the market since the authorities banned the division of old houses into flats which shared bathrooms and other facilities…