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Pat Kenny claims ‘common sense has prevailed’ after council refuse planning permission for nursing home near Dublin home

Pat Kenny claims ‘common sense has prevailed after the council refuses planning permission for a nursing home near Dublin home.

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PAT Kenny has claimed “common sense has prevailed” in a council decision to refuse planning permission for a five-story nursing home on a site beside the broadcaster’s Dublin home.

The radio host made his comment after Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council confirmed that the Bartra Capital plan for the 104-bedroom nursing home at ‘Yonder,’ Ulverton Road, Dalkey, was refused across several headings.

Pat Kenny claims ‘common sense has prevailed’ after council refuse planning permission for nursing home near Dublin home
Garrett White – The Sun

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Pat Kenny claims ‘common sense has prevailed’ after council refuse planning permission for nursing home near Dublin home
The 104-bedroom nursing home has had its planning permission refused

Kenny and his wife Kathy voiced their opposition against the scheme and objectors from over 30 other Dalkey households.

Yesterday, the Newstalk host said: “It appears common sense has prevailed, and all of the neighborhood welcomes the council’s wise decision.”

In its comprehensive refusal, the council ruled that the planned nursing scheme would depreciate the value of property in the vicinity and, if permitted, set an undesirable precedent for similar development in the area.

Due to the massing, scale, and design of the proposal, the council also ruled that it would adversely impact the residential amenity of adjacent properties due to overlooking and its overbearing appearance.

The council’s grounds for refusal echo many of the grounds of the objection made by the Kennys during the course of their 15-page objection.

In their objection concerning the proposed nursing home, they told the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown council: “As in the pantomime, we suggest that the developers are attempting to stuff an ‘Ugly Sister’s foot’ into Cinderella’s delicate slipper.”

The Kennys also stated that if the nursing home is permitted, it “would detrimentally impact” on their home, The Anchorage, which adjoins the nursing home site to the south-east.

The couple argued that the proposal “would also set a precedent that could ultimately seriously damage the character of the area.”

In terms of the scale and massing of the proposal, Kennys stated that “this proposal inserts a monolithic concrete structure effectively in the middle of back gardens of current residents adjoining the site.”

And Pat and Kathy argued that the development proposed would utterly change the character of the neighborhood, by inserting what is effectively a large commercially driven five-story project into a two-story domestic housing environment.”