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The Controversial 'Co-Living' Development In Dún Laoghaire Has Been Given The Go-Ahead

By James Fenton

July 31, 2019 at 10:04am

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An Bord Pleanála has given the green light to plans for a new 'co-living' development in Dún Laoghaire.

The site is set to include 208 studio dwellings with communal kitchens shared between 42 bedrooms. The proposed rent for the rooms is €1,300 per month.

Since plans for the controversial site were announced a couple of months ago, there have been calls for permission not to be granted.

Speaking about the decision, Mike Flannery, CEO of developers Bartra Capital Property said: "This is a pragmatic decision based on Ireland's need to embrace new tenure types.

"The board recognises that there is a place for co-living within the Irish housing market and we look forward to delivering this new and innovative form of accommodation."

Earlier this month, Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy caused outrage by comparing the co-living spaces to "trendy boutique hotels".

Main image via Bartra Capital Property Group

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