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An Bord Pleanála refuses permission for co-living development

26 Jun 2019 / environment Print

An Bord Pleanála thumbs down for co-living units

An Bord Pleanála has turned down permission for the first major co-living development in Dublin. The applicant, Batra Capital Property, proposed a development comprising of 222 co-living units and 150 apartments at the Cookstown Industrial Estate in Tallaght.

Batra Capital is headed up by Richard Barrett formerly of Treasury Holdings.

An Bord Pleanála refused permission because the proposed scheme would “fail to provide an acceptable living environment for future residents of the development”. 

‘Notable shortfall’

It said that the proposed development had a “notable shortfall in the quantitative and qualitative provision of sufficient communal facilities”.

The board was also critical of the location of the proposed community-living scheme. It concluded that the development “would represent an uncoordinated and haphazard form of development which would give rise to an isolated development that is disconnected from shops, amenities and/or residential services”.

Batra Capital did not comment on the board’s decision.

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