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June 25, 2008

More details sought on Carlton site

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Dublin City Council has asked for further information before making a decision on plans for a €1.25 billion redevelopment of a site centred on the former Carlton cinema on O’Connell Street. Planners have sought the information in relation to 14 aspects of the “Dublin Central” scheme which proposes more than 100 apartments, the same number of shops and a sloping public park at roof level with panoramic views over the city. Over 20 objections were received to the proposals. Developer Chartered Land has been asked to supply more details to address the “inherent design challenges” posed by the height of the public space and the need to ensure public access. Planners also say that access to the sloping garden should be free and open to all.

The Irish Times