The developer behind an apartment complex in west Dublin, which contained significantly more units than permitted under its planning permission has not complied with updated planning conditions, according to South Dublin County Council.

Permission was granted in 2016 for 27 apartments at Larkfield House on the Coldcut Road in west Dublin. The building was originally used as a gym.

However, 44 apartments were eventually built on the site – 60% more than permitted under planning.

Developer, Cavvies Ltd, was subsequently given permission to retain ten of the additional apartments.

However, South Dublin County Council has now found that the developer has not complied with a condition of the latest planning permission.

A planning enforcement investigation is under way and a warning letter has been issued.

Cavvies Ltd was required to submit a written schedule of works for the redevelopment of the complex, however the council has not received this documentation.

The developer was given two years to complete the build, significantly less than the standard, four-year permission.

In 2018, when the original planning issues arose, SDCC relocated a number of families who were in receipt of Housing Assistance Payment.

It is understood a number of families in receipt of HAP from Dublin City Council remain as tenants.

It is believed that the building is fully occupied with up to 45 households. However once the proposed redevelopment is complete there will only be 37 units.

Sinn Féin said the ongoing issues with planning were completely unacceptable and causing residents of the complex enormous anxiety.

Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin said: "The landlord is profiting from high level of homeless HAP revenue, while having no planning permission and no completion certificates.

"South Dublin County Council must do everything in their power to force the owner to fully comply with planning."

Cavvies Ltd has not responded to requests for comment.