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A PROPOSAL for an apartment complex at the site of the former Blackhorse Inn in Inchicore, has been rejected by Dublin City Council – who say it failed to adequately address flood risks. Applicant Tom Kelly is seeking permission to demolish the now vacant Blackhorse Inn, a pair of semi-detached houses on Tyrconnell Road (229 and 231), and build 56 apartments in a seven-storey block, with a café on ground level. In making the decision to reject the plans, Dublin City Council Drainage Division said they were “not satisfied that flood risks to adjoining properties have been properly addressed as part of the application.” “Therefore the proposed development would constitute disorderly development,” said the city council planning authority. “In addition, the proposed development may pose a risk to the water quality and biodiversity of the Camac River during construction which is contrary to Policy GI15 of the Dublin City Development Plan 2016-2022, which seeks to protect, maintain and enhance the natural and organic character of watercourses in the city. In this regard the proposed development is considered to be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.” Initial plans lodged last December included provision for 10 car parking spaces and 56 bicycle parking spaces. Following concerns by the city council on the lack of car parking spaces, the applicant submitted revised plans increasing car parking to 17 spaces. According to the plans, the developer allocated one car-parking space to be managed by GoCar for car club sharing, which can “represent the requirements for 10- 14 car-parking spaces.” A CONTRACT has been signed by South Dublin County Council to develop a heritage trail mobile App for Clondalkin Village. The Self-Guided Walk Historical Trail of Clondalkin App is an amalgamation of five proposals, which included an app, information signage and audio tour of the Clondalkin Village Heritage Trail. Following a tender and evaluation process, the Council chose Mobanode Ltd to deliver the mobile heritage trail app for Clondalkin Village. Mobanode will deliver a fully interactive, user-friendly and user immersive heritage trail app available in multiple languages to highlight the wonderful history and heritage of Clondalkin village whilst increasing the footfall in the area from both national and international tourists. The app will have a map of Clondalkin, and the heritage locations integrated within the app so no data will be used by any user which is essential for international visitors. It will also draw more attention to The Round Tower Visitor Centre as it will be a focal point of the trail. It is anticipated that the heritage trail app for Clondalkin village will be available for download to mobile devices within the coming months. The idea for the app came from the €300K – Have Your Say participatory budgeting initiative run in Clondakin, Rathcoole and Newcastle last year where members of the public were asked to suggest funding ideas and then vote on a short list of agreed projects. Frank Nevin, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development said: “The most efficient and beneficial way of delivering the suggestions for Clondalkin was to introduce a downloadable app which will be compatible with all mobile devices and tablets.” He added, “As apps are a major part of most people’s lives, the objective is to create a fun, exciting and engaging app to not only showcase Clondalkin’s wonderful heritage, but to also make it an engaging experience for users of all ages. “The app will also integrate with Dublin’s Outdoors to highlight weekly events, tours and businesses in the area.” E business recruitment,motoring & property July 18, 2019 tel: 01 4685350 email: business@echo.ie property@echo.ie motoring@echo.ie By William O’Connor william@echo.ie Company chosen to develop the self-guidedWalk Historical Trail of Clondalkin Plans for 56 apartments at former Blackhorse Inn pub are rejected REJECTED: The former Blackhorse Inn pub By Maurice Garvey maurice@echo.ie Contract signed to develop Heritage app DEVELOPMENT: The Round Tower, Clondalkin and (inset) Shane McAllister, Managing Director of Mobanode Ltd with Frank Nevin, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development