A butcher on Moore Street has blocked the latest phase of Hammerson’s €500m transformation plan for Dublin city centre.
He follows Stephen Troy of Troy Family Butchers in Moore Street, who is appealing to An Bord Pleanála against Dublin City Council’s decision to go ahead with the Moore Street and Moore Lane plan.
The final phase involves the demolition of on-site buildings and structures to allow for the construction of a new public plaza along with a mixed-use scheme in a six-story building.
The approval follows two other approvals earlier this year by Dublin City Council relating to other parts of the Dublin Central project. Those phases also stalled after Sinn Féin Chairwoman Mary Lou McDonald TD and several other third parties appealed the granting of the permit. Mr Troy is also opposed to the other two phases and in his objection to the final phase to secure planning permission he states that the disastrous impact independent businesses along Moore Street are suffering from the loss of footfall has not been taken into account.
He said: “These stalls will not be traded at all during construction and this project will likely spell the end of street trading on Moore Street forever.” Mr Troy argues that the trading relationship that has existed for generations between market traders and market traders would become Independent Shopkeepers be lost, “and this will seriously threaten the viability of our perishables business, which has operated on Moore Street for over 100 years.” Mr Troy further notes that the impact of this major project is being dramatically underestimated given the loss of Trade that will undoubtedly take place.
Regarding the final phase, the City Council’s planning report, which recommended planning permission, said the proposal “would secure the redevelopment of an inner-city brownfield site for office and café/restaurant space and create a frontage to a new public space.” . The council stated that the program would “ensure a more active front to the O’Rahilly Parade consistent with its historical significance”.
The council stated that the proposal and a pre-board phase “will complement the development of the adjacent national monument as a memorial center for the 1916 uprising.”
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