New application for development at former Des Kelly showrooms on North Circular Road

Thu, Jun 16, 2022

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A summary of the planning application for the site at the former Des Kelly showrooms on North Circular Road can be found below. Note this is a new application after a previous application was refused by Dublin City Council in January 2022

New application for development at former Des Kelly showrooms on North Circular Road

Previous application

Dublin City Council refused planning permission for the previous application in January 2022. The grounds for refusal were:

New Application

Mixed Development

The development comprises:

Composite view of the development

Unit types

Current mix of the 80 residential units (96 in previous application) is:

Social Housing

Under Part V the development will set aside 8 units (1 studios, 3 one bedroom units, and 4 two bedroom units) for social housing. No details have been provided on how much Dublin City Council will pay for these units.

Height

The development comprises a lower ground floor, ground floor and and additional 7 storeys above the ground floor (11 in previous application).

Depending on where you measure from (i.e. NCR or Royal Canal Bank) the main tower is between 28.5m and 31m.

New vs. old height

Zoning

The site is zoned as “District Centres – Zone Z4” which intends to provide for and improve mixed-services facilities.

Plot ratio and site coverage

NCR view

Parking

The development will provide

Entry will be from Phibsborough Road and exit will be onto Royal Canal Bank

Phibsborough Road entrance

Full plans

Full plans for the development can be found here. The last day for observations on this application is Thursday, 7th of July.

Getting in touch

Please get in contact with me at neasa.hourigan@oireachtas.ie if there are any queries in relation to this matter.