By Kim O’Leary
RESIDENTS in Goatstown have expressed their concern over plans to construct 299 apartments in the area.
Local publican Charlie Chawke has lodged ‘fast track’ plans with An Bord Pleanala to construct 299 apartments on a site beside his Goat Grill bar in south Dublin.
Charjon Investments is seeking permission for the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) scheme made up of apartments, a 22-bedroom hotel, six retail outlets, childcare facilities along with the renovation and extension of the Goat Grill.
The e184m development on the 4.6-acre site is made up of four apartment blocks ranging from five to eight storeys in height – a source of concern for locals.
Taney Area Residents Association has confirmed that it intends oppose the planning application.
Cllr Jim O’Leary said that residents fear their homes will be overlooked by the apartments.
He told Dublin Gazette: “We recently had the Zoom meeting with more than 130 people on the call, a lot of residents in Goatstown are concerned about the planned apartment development near the Goat Grill bar.
“My own view is that I’m in favour of compact growth, but eight stories is way too high, the residents are afraid that their homes will be overlooked and that they’ll have no privacy. I feel that while the site needs development, this would be too much development and there’s also the issue of increased traffic in the area.”
Charlie Chawke and Charjon Investments have been contacted for comment.
A decision is due on the application in June.