An Bord Pleanala has received 148 third party objections to a planned €186m 299 unit apartment block scheme for a site beside his Goat Grill pub in Goatstown, south Dublin.
In the plan, Mr Chawke's Charjon Investments is seeking permission for the 'fast track' scheme that also includes a 22-bedroom hotel, six retail outlets, child-care facilities along with the renovation and extension of the Goat Grill.
The development on a 4.6 acre site is made up of four apartment blocks ranging from five to eight storeys in height.
One of those to make a submission is Tourism Minister and local Green TD Catherine Martin who told the appeals board she has “concerns in relation to this development”.
Ms Martin said: “Due consideration should be given to the density and height of the proposed development as it does not reflect the scale of the neighbourhood…and is contrary to that specified in the Goatstown Local Area Plan in how the protection of residential amenity should be to the forefront of any development in the area.”
Junior minister and local Fine Gael TD Josepha Madigan also made a submission on the plan and local groups to object include the Birchfield Residents Association, the Drummartin Terrace Residents Association, the Knocknashee Residents Association, the Mount Anville Lawn Residents Association and the Roebuck Residents Association.
An Taisce is also opposed to the planned scheme as the plan "would represent over-development of the site".