1,600-apartment scheme ‘a major missed opportunity’

Dublin City Council raises ‘serious concerns’ over Hines’ planned development on the Clonliffe Road in Dublin 3

Earlier this year, Hines, the multibillion-dollar US development firm,​​ applied for permission to develop 1,614 build-to-rent apartments on the Holy Cross College site on Clonliffe Road in Dublin 3

A new 1,600 apartment build-to-rent scheme planned for Dublin represents “a major missed opportunity” to develop a sustainable community in the city centre, according to a scathing review of the plan by the local authority.

Dublin City Council has railed against plans for the entire development to be made up of rental units and raised “serious concerns” about the quality of the residential amenities in the scheme.

Earlier this year, Hines, the multibillion dollar US ...