An Bord Pleanála has reversed a planning decision by Dun Laoghaire County Council and has granted permission for a five-storey nursing home, a Lidl supermarket and a medical centre at Sallynoggin roundabout on the former ‘Deer Hunter’ pub site.
This three acre site has been derelict for a number of years and I have written about it here previously and did not expect it to get approval given that ALDI had been permitted around the corner.
An Bord Pleanála did not impose any new substantial conditions on the developer, so the development can now go ahead.
Some improvements to the design were made during the planning process: a roof garden was added to the nursing home, a grass roof will be used on some buildings and better quality materials will be used for the facade treatments. There will be better cycle parking than originally planned but it looks like there is still no electric vehicle charging – EVs will use ALDI instead, I guess.
Sallynoggin will now go from having hardly any grocery shopping options to having two large discount supermarkets.