Saturday May 30, 2020

First suburban co-living complex wins approval

Planning board grants permission to Bartra’s 210-bed complex near Castleknock despite inspector’s warning of ‘an undesirable precedent’

Killian Woods

Business reporter

8th January, 2020
Bartra was told to provide functional kitchens with cooking hobs in all bedrooms at the Dublin 15 development

The planning board has approved a development in the Taoiseach’s constituency that sets a precedent for shared living in suburban areas.

Richard Barrett’s Bartra Capital lodged plans in September to develop a 210-bedspace shared-living complex on the old Brady’s pub site near Castleknock in Dublin 15.

An inspector for An Bord Pleanála recommended that planning be refused, but the board granted permission for the development through the fast-track housing scheme....

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