Residents of rural South County Dublin village Kilternan have objected to a proposed six-storey block of Georgian-style apartment buildings in the vicinity.
Locals in the small village at the foot of the Dublin mountains have deemed the development "totally unsuitable" according to The Irish Times.
The application for planning permission from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council states that the development “seeks to delve into a portion of the nation’s richest historical architectural heritage”.
Local resident Anne-Marie Leen told the publication that the "monstrosity of a development" is "totally unsuitable to the areas and is only at best suitable for a city centre location, and probably not suitable in Ireland at all”.
Ciarán Moulton, another Kilternan local, said the scheme would “adversely effect the views to the Dublin mountains enjoyed by local residents”.
Complaints from the Ballally Residents Association include increased traffic in the area and pressure on the Luas Green Line.
If permission is granted, this will be the first apartment scheme in Kilternan.