Sheldon Park owners appeal council decision
The Sheldon Park Hotel have appealed the City Council’s decision

Sheldon Park owners appeal council decision

THE owners of the Sheldon Park Hotel on Kylemore Road, have appealed a decision by Dublin City Council to refuse planning permission for a five storey apartment block at the site.

Plans for the block contain proposals for 12 apartments.

The Kylemore site has 115 units, granted under previous planning permissions, under construction at the site.

The hotel and leisure centre has been closed to the public for 18 months, and currently operates as a family hub for mostly non-national residents.

In September 2020, the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) entered into a contract with Sheldon with Sheldon owners Jackie and Vincent Cosgrave to provide accommodation to 67 families.

Plans for 12 additional apartments was rejected by city planners in February, who determined the proposed development would “seriously injure the amenities of properties to the east, by reason of its overbearing impact”.

City planners had also expressed concern about the lack of communal space for potential residents in the scheme.

Hughes Planning and Development Consultants, on behalf of Arcourt Limited, submitted an appeal with An Bord Pleanala.

They consider the proposal is in accordance with proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

In the appeal, Hughes state the proposal would meet objectives set out in the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-22, and that the layout and design of the proposal “seeks to protect the amenity of adjoining properties and also to respect the character and appearance of the area in the vicinity of the Old Naas Road”.

The appeal case is due to be decided by July 4, 2022.

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