New plans have been submitted to develop a 10 storey, 421 bedroom hotel on a site near Dublin Airport, after the previous application was ultimately rejected by An Bord Pleanála.
Carra Shore (Dublin) had its plans for a 427 bedroom hotel at the site in Clonshaugh rejected by the planning board in October, having previously been given approval by Fingal County Council in April 2017. Local residents had objected to the planned development, claiming it would have had a negative impact on existing residential amenities and would have resulted in a loss of privacy.
An Bord Pleanála noted that the site is a high technology zone, meaning hotels are not permitted. As well, the area is isolated and does not currently benefit from high capacity public transport links.
There have been numerous attempts to build a hotel at the location for over a decade, and the existing planning permission for a 325 bedroom hotel dates back to 2008. In its revised plans, Carra Shore hopes to increase the number of bedrooms allowed from 325 to 421.
The area is undergoing significant investment in terms of hotel stock, with Dalata currently in the process of extending its nearby Dublin Airport Clayton Hotel by 140 bedrooms.