While Fingal County Council has raised “significant concerns” over plans to construct a new road to serve a new 142-bedroom ‘destination’ hotel planned by Tetrarch, we await further clarification on whether these plans will be set aside or amended.
Under the Tetrarch plan the existing Deer Park Hotel is to be demolished and replaced by a four storey hotel and the complex is to include a a rooftop restaurant, bar and terrace, a spa, fitness centre and swimming pool.
Since a Fingal County Council planner’s report commented that the scale and need of the new access road for the hotel “appears excessive”, concerns have been raised elsewhere and is the focus of objections from the local Church of Ireland, local residents and local TD, Cian O’Callaghan of the Social Democrats.
In his objection against the scheme, Mr O’Callaghan TD told the council that he is “strongly opposed to the proposed provision of a new road through high amenity lands at the Howth Estate”.
In a raft of additional information required from the applicants, the council told the Tetrarch firm that it has “significant concerns regarding the nature, route and scale of the proposed access road and the consequential impacts to the established sensitive setting”.
The council has also asked the applicant to show how the road complies with various objectives of the County Development Plan and provide further information detailing the rationale and requirement for the road.
The Tetrarch Planning sagas rumble on!
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