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Businesses condemn ‘biggest planning mistake in Irish history’ as council approves Moore Street plan

DUBLIN City Council has given the green light to the Moore Street redevelopment despite stiff opposition from local businesses.

Two applications related to the historic 1916 battlefield site and neighboring Henry Street have received planning permission.

Image of new development for Moore Street including a planned archway.

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Image of new development for Moore Street including a planned archway.
Mary Lou McDonald with butcher Stephen Troy

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Mary Lou McDonald with butcher Stephen TroyCredit: Handout photo – refer to Desk
Moore Street as it is today

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Moore Street as it is todayCredit: Padraig O’Reilly – The Sun Dublin

UK developer Hammerson submitted office, residential and retail plans on the former Carlton cinema site last year and yesterday was granted two of six separate applications. separate.

DECISION TO END

Stephen Troy, who runs Troy’s Butchers on Moore Street, said: “I condemn the decision of Dublin City Council to allow Hammerson to demolish the site on Moore Street.

“I believe this will be the biggest planning mistake in Irish history to date, as let’s not forget that this will result in the current 5.5-acre retail center becoming a construction site. built 15 years.

“The proposal, which involves phasing out 61 existing retail businesses, plus at least two dozen other businesses that would go bankrupt as a result of the severe disruptions ahead, would also lose at least one thousand jobs. 1916 heritage loss and 300yr old Moore Street market. ”

The decision comes just weeks after DCC rejected plans involving the nearby Cobblestone pub in Smithfield.

The chairman of Dublin Enterprise 1 added: “It’s puzzling that they can deny planning permission for a cobblestone pub for cultural reasons and then pass a petition for demolition a few weeks later. the most historic site in the country where men and women and children fought and died. for Ireland.

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“And besides losing a 300-year-old market that is known worldwide as a heritage anchor.”

With the first two of the three applications approved, the board asked the developer to revise its plans in relation to developments at O’Rahilly Parade.

Approved applications relate to the land surrounding the 1916 Developing National Monument buildings at 14-17 Moore Street.

These State-owned buildings will be developed separately as a 1916 Development center.

Hammerson’s plan could be applied to An Bord Pleanala.

THE PLAN OF THE FEMALE DEVELOPMENT

The developer plans to restore the historic street pattern, and will include a new east-west pedestrian street between O’Connell Street and Moore Street and a subway station for the new Metrolink rail line.

But relatives of the heroes of 1916 and Sinn Fein proposed an alternative plan.

In November, we revealed that businesses were preparing to launch a legal action against the proposed Moore Street development.

Sticky retailers who have seen sales deteriorate over the past decade have invited consultants while they await the results of a witnessable planning process. the area became a construction site for 15 years.

Meanwhile, the grandson of 1916 hero Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, Proinsias O’Rahilly raged: “I’m so upset at the moment with this State and this government that they can’t see the culture and heritage around that area.”

The plan includes two new public squares in the 5.5-acre site

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The plan includes two new public squares in the 5.5-acre site

https://www.thesun.ie/news/8201947/moore-street-biggest-planning-mistake-plan-approved/ Businesses condemn ‘biggest planning mistake in Irish history’ as council approves Moore Street plan

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