Today, everyone who lodged an objection to the Material Change of Use application for this site received correspondence from the GCCC outlining their final decision. Objectors now have the option of appealing this decision to the Planning Court. We personally do not plan any further action.
In the correspondence are details of the Council's requirements to this developer - 21 units, underground parking, two storeys in the front, three at the back, parking, landscaping and so on. The developer has said that this is not financially viable. We plan to wait and see what happens. The developer can take the decision to the Planning Court but we would hope that, if this happens, the Council would be prepared to defend their position. Verbally, the owner has indicated the site will now be sold.