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Planning permission granted to Donnybrook hospital development scheme

The proposed structure would be linked to the adjoining Phoenix Ward, which will ultimately be used by the HSE to house the relocated services.

The services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, community nursing, psychology, dietetics, counselling and administration support.

 These are to be provided mainly as paediatric services and to patients recovering from strokes.

There are no GP or addiction services provided as part of the plan.

A number of objections were submitted to An Bord Pleanála, which were concerned about the size of the prefabricated structure.

However, An Bord Pleanála granted planning permission to the development, subject to a number of conditions.

“Having regard to the Z15 zoning objectives for the site and the pattern of land use in the vicinity, including the established nature of the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook, it is considered that, subject to compliance with the conditions set out below, the proposed development would not seriously injure the residential amenities of the area or of property in the vicinity and would not be prejudicial to public health,” according to the Planning Inspector’s recommendation.

“The proposed development would, therefore, be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”

An Bord Pleanála stated that this permission shall be for a temporary period of five years.

“The prefabricated structure and all associated works shall then be removed from the site, unless prior to the end of the period permission for their retention shall have been granted,” according to the planning authority.

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