Planning Updates: Dublin Airport to ease passenger movement

A range of improvements for passengers at Dublin Airport are to be submitted for planning permission.

Planning Updates: Dublin Airport to ease passenger movement

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) had sent details of the proposals to An Bord Pleanála in October, but have been notified that they may proceed through Fingal County Council’s normal planning procedures.

The plans include the moving of support facilities at mezzanine level of Terminal 2 to facilitate the provision of two exit points for passengers being bussed to and from aircraft standing a distance from the piers.

Also proposed are segregation facilities to end the current practice of arriving and departing passengers being in the same areas in Pier 2.

A new transfer facility is planned in the departures level of Terminal 2 aimed at reducing queuing and congestion.

A planned 1,000sq m extension to Pier 1 would enable the accessing of all aircraft parking stands associated with the pier by foot from the terminal.


A new Cork city restaurant is planned on Washington Street if a recent application is successful. Richard Gavin and Laura Sureda are seeking permission to change the use of the old Cork Film Services premises from its current ground floor commercial to a three-storey restaurant.

It would include ground- and first-floor dining areas, with ancillary areas on the second floor, and a one-bed manager’s apartment on the second and third floors.

The application to Cork City Council proposes demolishing a staircase and constructing a new staircase at the rear, and a glazed roof in the central courtyard over the first floor.

It is also planned to restore the shop front, with new signage and lighting also set out in the plans.


An optician chain looks like it could be among the tenants at Cork’s Opera Lane retail development.

In plans submitted to Cork City Council, new shop front signage is proposed to the front of Unit 2 of the street between St Patrick’s Street and Emmet Place.

The application was received in recent weeks from Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd.


A scheme of more than 30 new houses in north Co Dublin has been approved by An Bord Pleanála.

Karen Mahon and Mary Dennis submitted plans in 2014 to Fingal County Council for a development at a site on Streamstown Lane and Carey’s Lane in Streamstown, about a mile south-west of Malahide.

It was planned to knock an existing office and workshop building, sheds and other buildings on the seven-acre site.

The proposal to build 32 detached houses was approved by council planners last summer but a number of third party appeals were lodged.

Subject to revised conditions, the appeals board has approved the plans to be delivered on a phased basis having regard to infrastructural constraints.


The provision of additional parking for the recently-purchased Gresham Metropole Hotel is the subject of a planning application to Cork City Council.

The MacCurtain Street hotel was bought earlier this year by Philip Hotel Holdings Limited.

The planning authority received an application from related company Metropole Operators Ltd for partial change of use of a former car showroom on St Patrick’s Quay near the hotel’s rear entrance.

The proposal is to change use of 500 sq m of the showroom at 26 St Patrick’s Quay to car parking ancillary to the hotel, to provide 43 spaces.

It is proposed to remove glazing and a pedestrian door to the former PJ O’Hea premises, and replace them with a new roller shutter door for exiting vehicles, to match an existing door to be used for entry.

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