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New mixed use development on Dublin Street given the go ahead at third time of asking

New mixed use development on Dublin Street given the go ahead at third time of asking

Plans for a new mixed use development on Dublin Street have been given the go ahead at the third time of asking.

Flood Francis Development Ltd applied for planning permission in June 2017 for a development which was to include 39 new residential units at 84-88 Dublin Street.

These properties, opposite Grant’s Newsagents, are best known for being the former home of Toolfix, as well as the former offices of Town Cabs, the Regional Sensory Resource Centre and the Tribal Tattoo Studio.

The initial application was withdrawn last August shortly before a decision was due on the matter. Before Christmas slightly revised plans were submitted which cut the number of residential units down to 32.

This was deemed to be an incomplete application by the local authority but Flood Francis Development Ltd re-submitted the request in January before finally being granted conditional planning permission yesterday.

They have been given the go ahead for the demolition of the existing retail/commercial unit, boundary walls and rear storage yard and parking area and the construction of a new mixed use development consisting of two retail units (142sqm and 386sqm respectively), as well as a parking area, refuse storage area, cycle parking area, communal storage space and ancillary residential services.

There would also be two residential units on the ground floor (one 1 bed unit and one 2 bed unit) and 30 residential units arranged around a podium level courtyard providing five 1 beds, 21 2 beds and four 3 bed units, as well as courtyard open space, a playground, a 2m wide footpath and all associated site development works.

This is a revised plan from having one large 620sqm retail unit and 39 residential units.

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