Developer gets okay to knock down guesthouse
IRISH developer Bartra Capital has been given the green light to demolish a guesthouse on one of the Republic’s most exclusive roads to build a luxury apartment complex in its place.
Plans to construct 20 units in a five-storey structure at 98 Merrion Road in Dublin 4 were approved by the Republic’s planning authority An Bord Pleanala two weeks ago.
It represents a significant win for the developer, which has been hit with numerous planning delays since its inception.
Bartra faced objections from five different parties after it initially gained approval for the project from Dublin City Council.
An Bord Pleanala’s own inspector also recommended that permission be refused for the scheme. The objectors raised concerns over the potential for residents in the new block to “overlook” into existing properties.