Two objectors to Malton Hotel Developement

3 Feb

The Malton Hotel Development in Killarney has been appealed by two separate parties to An Bord Pleanala. An Taisce considers that the design and size of the new buildings should be re-examined with the view to reducing their visual impact. The environmental agency says it is not opposed to the principle of the development. However it is concerned that the bulk, scale and architectural style of the proposed buildings would have a negative impact on the Malton Hotel, which is a protected structure.

Michael and Trinette Larkin from Countess Road in Killarney who also objected to the development when it was before Killarney Town Council feel the mixed use development is unneccessary and premature. While they have no objection to the enhancement of the Malton Hotel, they believe there will not be any demand for the accommodation and services included in the proposed project given the economic climate. It includes a five storey mixed use development, including a shopping mall, offices, new hotel extension, 19 apartments, community centre and car parking.

A separate application for a 270 foot viewing tower which is part of the overall project by BL Beara was granted permission by Killarney Town Council, however this is being objected to by Cllrs Donal Grady and Michael Courtney. They claim it would desecrate Killarney and would be an invasion of privacy.


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