Tesco lodges objection to city centre plans

Representation of the proposed new-look College Green
Representation of the proposed new-look College Green

Tesco has lodged an objection with An Bord Pleanála against ambitious plans to pedestrianise College Green in the heart of Dublin city centre.

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26 January 2018 | 0

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Tesco has lodged an official opposition to Dublin City Council’s ambitious plans to pedestrianise College Green, citing health and safet concerns for delivery staff to its branch there.

In its notice to An Bord Pleanála, reported by the Irish Times, the retailer said that the current proposals for the new plaza would move the nearest loading bay for the store to almost 70m away from the store itself. These new bays, on Dame Street and Trinity  Street, “do not provide appropriate solutions for delivery.”

“Should Tesco Ireland be forced to use these loading bays,” the company said, “there is an increased health and safety risk compared to the existing situation where delivery vehicles can load and unload on the double yellow lines outside the Tesco Express store.”

“The health and safety concern is based on the fact that delivery staff would have to roll heavy cages of goods from Dame Street to College Green, including crossing a busy pedestraian/vehicular junction.”

Objections to the new plaza have also been lodged by the Shelbourne Hotel, the Westin  Hotel, Arnotts, Brown Thomas and numerous restaurants in the area.

 

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