Planning permission denied for 53-bedroom hotel on the site of well-known Dublin nightspot 2 years ago

Planning permission denied for 53-bedroom hotel on the site of well-known Dublin nightspot

Plans to build the hotel met with objections from An Taisce and the German ambassador to Ireland.

An Bord Pleanála has overturned a decision by Dublin City Council to grant planning permission for the construction of a 53-bedroom boutique hotel on the site of Howl at the Moon, a well-known nightspot in Dublin.

According to the Irish Examiner, An Bord Pleanála has rejected the plans for the hotel, which would have involved the demolition of two buildings on Lower Mount Street.

Dublin City Council had originally granted approval for the renovation of the property, which was purchased by Paddy McKillen Jnr and Matt Ryan via their company, Dale Vision development, on the basis that it would have provided “significantly greater vibrancy and footfall” for the area.

The approval for planning permission, however, subsequently met with objections from Matthias Höpfner, the German ambassador to Ireland (who subsequently withdrew his objection) and from An Taisce and the Department of Culture and Heritage.

The proposals for the hotel had originally involved a bar and reception area on the ground floor, function and meeting rooms in the basement, 53 bedrooms spread over four floors and a rooftop restaurant with outdoor terraces.