Simon Community refused extension for social housing development plans
The site on the Old Nangor Road where extension of planning permission was refused

Simon Community refused extension for social housing development plans

THE Dublin Simon Community’s attempt to extend the duration of planning permission for a ten-unit social housing development on the Old Nangor Road in Clondalkin has been refused permission.

The homelessness charity received planning permission for 10 one-bed apartments in a three-storey apartment block for a period of five years in July 2017.

However, last May the charity submitted an application seeking to extend the previous grant of planning permission by another two years, until June 2024.

In their application for the extension, the Dublin Simon Community said a number of factors prevented work being carried out on the housing scheme.

Among these issues are that the contractor appointed to carry out the work was “unable to stand over their submitted tender price” due to the rising cost of materials, and supply shortages.

The discovery of an unforeseen underground culvert also delayed work on the site, according to the applicant, which led to the need for further specialist civil engineering and structural design works.

On July 26, South Dublin County Council refused to extend the planning permission for the project, as works had not yet commenced “and no substantial works have taken place”.

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