Re: Re: Smithfield Market – what’s the verdict?
Re: The side of Smithfield opposite Smithfield Markets, there is planning application in (not sure if it’s been approved or not) to significantly increase the scale on that side of the street – particularly at Chief O’Neills which frankly is a hole.
That planning app was approved by DCC but has just been refused by ABP: http://www.pleanala.ie/data1/searchdetails.asp?id=3270769&caseno=215643
The plan was to increase the height of the drum-shaped function room of the hotel from 2 storeys to 9 storeys, which would have looked something like this (below). Problem was, there were apartments just a few feet away across the laneway and the residents unsurprisingly went beserk at how much light etc. would be blocked, and put several appeals in.
I think an increase in height of the main part of the hotel was also sought (perhaps different Ref. No.)