Council Briefs: Newmarket Apartments Plan, Merrion Strand Swimming Ban, and More – Dublin Inquirer

Plans for Newmarket

On Tuesday, the claw of a big yellow digger swung too and fro, scooping up what’s left of some of the demolished industrial buildings on the northern edge of Newmarket.

Carrey Issuer DAC has sought permission for 413 build-to-rent apartments on the block, mostly made up of studios and one-beds, councillors learnt at last Wednesday’s meeting of their South Central Area Committee.

Of the apartments, 203 would be studios, 136 would be one-beds, 72 would be two-beds, and two would be three-beds, show planning documents. Proposals also show two shops, one cafe or restaurant, and an artists’ studio.

At the meeting, some councillors said they were concerned about the shared facilities, while others asked how the plans linked in with proposals for a hotel on the site next door.

Carrey Issuer DAC is owned by Scarecrow Issuer DAC, according to its most recent annual return. The 2018

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