An Bord Pleanála has refused plans for over 1,000 new build-to-rent apartments in Tallaght, writes Kim O’Leary.
The board recently decided that the €300m apartment block scheme would conflict with the local area plan as none of the flats would be available to buy.
The 1,104 unit development was planned to be erected in Cookstown industrial estate in Tallaght, while existing buildings were set to be knocked and replaced with the build-to-rent block.
The low-rise buildings fronting Cookstown Road are all a maximum of three storeys high, but were planned to be replaced with the massive complex.
The planned build-to-rent blocks were made up of 132 studio apartments, 475 1-bed apartments, 208 2-bed apartments, 244 2-bed duplex units and 45 3-bed apartments.
The four new blocks were set to range from four to eleven storeys high. Office spaces, a crèche with outside play area, a public plaza and three new roads were all also going to be installed at the Dublin 24 site along with 351 parking spaces.
The proposed development on the site was refused because it would conflict with the provisions of the Tallaght Town Centre Plan for 2020-26.
The board also said that the sewerage network and water supply were insufficient to support the development.