The set of Fair City is to be relocated – but this may be an issue with the neighbours.
In a planning application with Dublin City Council, RTÉ want to relocate Fair City’s Carrigstown in order to sell around 8.64 acres of land for €107.5 million.
The broadcaster is looking to relocate several of the show’s most popular sets, including McCoy’s pub, the Hungry Pig, and the Dolphin Pod, among others.
However, this may prove difficult for the station – as six objections have been lodged by D4 residents, mostly living in the Nutley Road area.
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According to the Herald, Colin McGill of McGill Planning has objected to the proximity of the set to existing homes; the visual impact of the development; the noise to be generated by the plan; and its hours of operation.
“Our client’s houses are family homes with young children,” he said. “Increased noise levels after 8pm are particularly unacceptable.”
The new set based on the Nutley Road site, which planners say “is the most efficient use of space”, is expected to operate from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, with the option to extend this to 10pm two nights a week.
A final decision will be made next month.