Belfast Telegraph

Dublin businesses oppose new development

By Gordon Deegan

The owners of Dundrum Town Centre are leading opposition to plans for a new retail and residential development at Carrickmines in south Dublin.

Last month Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Council gave Iput the green light for the 83,996 sq m development which comprises a neighbourhood centre including two supermarkets along with 130 residential units and a seven-to-eight-screen cinema that will involve the third phase of The Park, Carrickmines.

The planning authority said it granted permission having regard to the high quality of the scheme’s overall design concept, its zoning and the fact that the site is well served by public transport.

Now the Dundrum Retail Limited Partnership (DRLP) representing Dundrum Town Centre along with movies@dundrum Ltd have appealed against the council decision to An Bord Pleanala.

Hammerson and Allianz-owned firm DRLP has told the appeals board that it is concerned about the scale of the proposal and has requested the appeals board holds an oral hearing.

Belfast Telegraph