Clondalkin councillor Madeleine Johansson has criticised an apartment complex owner for advertising apartments for rent without planning permission. The apartments being constructed and rented out through a local Auctioneers are located in the converted Liffey Valley Fitness building on the Coldcut Road.

Cllr Johansson said: “It is very concerning that apartments which I believe have been constructed without proper planning permission are now being advertised on DAFT.IE for rent. Planning permission was initially granted for the conversion of the building into 27 apartments but I believe that an additional number (up to 50 units) have been constructed despite the fact that planning permission was refused in 2017 by South Dublin County Council and is currently in an appeals process with An Board Planneala.

I have reason to believe that viewings are already being arranged by the auctioneers, and I have written to them asking them not to proceed with viewings until proper planning is in place. As of yet I have received no response. I am also concerned that this is another way for a landlord to make easy money out of people who are desperate for housing while disregarding proper procedure. I would also be concerned in relation to fire safety and other standards when it is clear that the owner has no regard for the rules and regulations. I have written to South Dublin County Council’s planning department requesting them to inspect this site immediately for planning non-compliance.”

For further information contact Madeleine Johansson on 0873630242