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May 31, 2008

Arnotts backs €1.2bn ‘park in the sky’ plan

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A €1.2bn redevelopment of Dublin’s Carlton cinema has been backed by the company behind major plans for a neighbouring site. Arnotts Properties has written to Dublin City Council expressing its support for Chartered Lands’ Dublin Central proposal for the former cinema and surrounding land. Arnotts themselves are waiting for An Bord Pleanala to make a decision on their application to build a new €750m Northern Quarter for the north inner city. The letter, drafted by town planners McGill Planning, states: “Our client wishes to confirm that it supports the proposed development by Chartered Lands Ltd and expects that the proposed scheme, in conjunction with our clients Northern Quarter development, will significantly enhance the vitality and viability of the north city central area.” The submission was one of 18 lodged with the council relating to the plans by Chartered Lands.

The Evening Herald