Much debated co-living development in Dún Laoghaire is given the go ahead – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Much debated co-living development in Dún Laoghaire is given the go ahead




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A much debated co-living development in Dún Laoghaire has been given the go ahead following a revised planning application.

The 208-bedroom co-living scheme which is being developed by Batra Capital has been given the go ahead from An Bord Pleanála after plans were revised that will see each unit at the building located on a site belonging to a former Christian Brothers school being given their own cooking facilities.

Although the plan which has been heavily criticised in recent months was given the go ahead, developers have been made readjust their plans after proposals for one kitchen for every 40 people living at the building were rejected.

It is understood the development which will have suite bedrooms measurimg no more than 16.5 square metres, has been granted permission after the planning board agreed that it fits in with the Government’s Rebuilding plan for Ireland.

However the plan has been subject to criticism with many TD’s believing that the proposals are not an effective plan to deal with the housing crisis, but instead claim that it is a profit making scheme.

The development has also been given the backing as it is said to fit in with Dún Laoghaire’s emerging town centre status.

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