A planned €150m development of Liffey Valley looks set to be scrapped due to concerns over traffic in the area.
Plans had been initiated to undertake a €150 million development of Liffey Valley Shopping
Centre but planning permission has now been overturned by An Bord Pleanála.
The project had included the creation of an additional 22,000 sq. m. of retail space, a new civic plaza for holding events, a 2,500 seat Olympic-sized indoor ice arena, and 1,800 car parking spaces.
The project suffered a setback a couple of weeks ago when plans to build the extra car parking spaces were rejected.
Now, the whole thing has been halted after An Bord Pleanála upheld an appeal from An Taisce against the decision by South Dublin County Council.
The board argued that because there was no public transport to the centre, an expansion would create too much traffic on the M50 and other nearby roads.