A regulatory board has shut down a plan to build a massive data center campus in the greater Dublin, Ireland, area.
A body that decides on appeals of planning decisions by local authorities has decided in favor of a group that opposed development of an 82-acre campus in Wicklow County, according to a report by Irish Times.
The board said the site was not in an area identified for urban growth and that the proposed campus would be poorly served by public transport, which would lead to too heavy of a reliance on private cars.
In its decision, the board wrote that there were other parts of the greater Dublin area, "where a data center would be more sustainable in terms of environmental impacts and accessibility."
The Wicklow County Council approved the proposal for the development by Ecologic Datacentres. Four appeals of the council's decision were filed, but three of them were successfully withdrawn.
The group that filed the fourth appeal attempted to withdraw it as well, but the appeals board prevented the withdrawal on the basis that it was filed too late.
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