Six storey buy-to-rent block refused permission – Law Society of Ireland Gazette

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for a large-scale housing development in Limerick city.

The Canal Bank, Corbally, development would have comprised seven separate blocks of build-to-rent and student apartments, ranging in height from six to ten storeys, and containing 442 residential units.

The scheme also incorporated common areas, café and three retail units, creche and a management facilities building.

The four-hectare site is bounded by City Canal to the north, Pa Healy Road to the south, and Park Road to the east.

The plans involved demolishing a 530-sq-metre warehouse and building both car and secured bicycle parking spaces.

‘Shoebox’ apartments

Environmental Trust Ireland lodged an objection to the proposed development in January. Welcoming the decision, which issued on 7 May, its president Michelle Hayes said the scale of the proposed development was “completely inappropriate” and that she was delighted with the delighted with the An Bord Pleanála decision.


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