A new casino property that was proposed in Dublin Ireland was rejected by the Dublin City Council, who noted that the property doesn’t fit development plans for the area.
The proposed casino was a two-story development that also had a family entertainment area. The development is being spearheaded by property group Hammerson and Irish Life. The location is the chief concern, as the casino would have been located at the Ilac Shopping Center. There are current planning restrictions in place, and the Council says that the property doesn’t fit those plans.
In a statement the Dublin City Council opined: “There are serious concerns that permitting a casino at this location would be setting a precedent for such a non-retail use within Category 1-designated streets, the primary shopping streets in the city centre.”
The two developers are appealing the decision to the Irish planning appeals board An Bord Pleanala. The case is likely to stretch on for some time, but Casino Listings News will update readers as we learn more.