Last month, myself, local T.D. and Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe met with officials from LIDL to discuss the company’s plans to build a new store on the former Annesley Motors site along Ballybough Road.
In the first half of 2021, LIDL sought planning permission from Dublin City Council to demolish the existing buildings on the site as well as the derelict houses adjoining the site nearer to O’Sullivan Avenue. The Council issued an in initial report requesting further information was LIDL complied with. The Planning Department of Dublin City Council, has today, granted planning permission and pending no appeal to An Bord Pleanála, I am advised that works are likely to begin on site early in 2022.
During the discussion, Minister Donohoe and I had with LIDL, they confirmed that a further community information event will take place, following the conclusion of the planning process. As and when we have more information about this community event as well as details about employment opportunities, both Minister Donohoe and I will share those details with you.
In the interim, if you have any specific questions or queries arising from the details outlined above, please email me at RayMcAdam@gmail.com.
Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City
Leader, Fine Gael, Dublin City Council
Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee