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September 20, 2007

Plan for €750m Arnotts scheme appealed

000223Arnotts proposal for a €750 million redevelopment of its landholding between Henry Street and Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála. Eight parties have appealed planning permission for the scheme which was granted by Dublin City Council in July, including An Post, An Taisce and the Rail Procurement Agency (RPA). If successful, Arnotts’ proposal would incorporate a new shopping, entertainment and residential zone, called Northern Quarter, on a 5.5-acre site. The quarter would include 47 shops and 14 cafés, restaurants and bars. Around 175 apartments and a 149-bedroom four-star hotel behind the former Independent Newspapers building on Middle Abbey Street will also be provided.

The Irish Times