Liffey Valley consent overturned on appeal

Hines’ plans for a major extension at the Liffey Valley shopping centre, west of Dublin, have received a setback with An Bord Pleanala, the Irish planning appeals board, overturning South Dublin Council’s original consent.

Last summer the council granted planning permission for a 22,000-sq m development to include up to 60 new stores, a new civic plaza and a 2,500 seat Olympic-sized indoor ice arena.

Even through the council had earlier refused to allow any additional parking at the centre, the board found that the proposal would cause “serious traffic congestion” on the nearby M50 and the N4.

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