Extension to west end hotel refused

Galway daily news Knocknacarra social housing

The addition of a fourth floor to a Hotel planned for the west end in Galway city has been refused permission.

Carroll’s Inns was granted planning permission last year for a hotel on 46 bedroom hotel on Dominick Street which has yet to be constructed.

The original permission was to demolish a building at the back of 39 Dominick street and build a new hotel with a pub and restaurant.

The project also involves renovations to 39, and 41 – 43 Dominick street which are protected structures.

The original granting of permission was the subject of a third party appeal to An Bord Pleanála, which upheld the council’s decision.

So far work done on the project has included repairs to the three protected buildings which will be part of the development

While no new changes are proposed those structures, a fresh planning application was lodged with Galway city council to add a fourth floor to the hotel.

This would have added nine additional rooms and a lounge area to the building overlooking the canal.

Simon J Kelly architects said that although they were proposing elevating the hotel, that elevation wouldn’t be visible from Dominick street or disturb the streetscape.

Carroll’s on Dominick street, well known for its beer garden and the popular Crust Bucket pizza restaurant that runs out of an old bus in the beer garden, is leading this project.

Galway city council refused permission for the addition of a fourth floor, though the original plan proceeds.