Limerick Boat Club ~ Wellesley Pier ~ Poor ManÂ’s Kilkee ~ Sarsfield Bridge

Re: Limerick Boat Club ~ Wellesley Pier ~ Poor Man’s Kilkee ~ Sarsfield Bridge

Postby CologneMike » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:02 pm

CologneMike wrote:An Bord Pleanála Status: Case is due to be decided by 18-08-2009


Status Update: Proposed decision date not available at this time
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Re: Limerick Boat Club ~ Wellesley Pier ~ Poor Man’s Kilkee ~ Sarsfield Bridge

Postby CologneMike » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:34 am

LIMERICK BOAT CLUB REFUSED PERMISSION FOR MULTI MILLION EURO REDEVELOPMENT

22 September 2009 live95fm

Members of Limerick Boat Club are set to go back to the drawing board following the rejection of their multi million euro proposals to redevelop their site at Sarsfield Bridge.

An Bord Plenala has refused planning permission for the 20 million euro project due to concerns of overdevelopment on Wellesley Pier.

Limerick City Council had agreed last January to delist the clubhouse as a protected structure, which paved the way for the application, which included a civic space, restaurant and a landmark building to house the boat club.

Limerick Boat Club President Dermot Moloney says the their vision for the club will have to be looked at again.

He said the current facilty was unacceptable to house the club in this day and age.

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Re: Limerick Boat Club ~ Wellesley Pier ~ Poor Man’s Kilkee ~ Sarsfield Bridge

Postby Tuborg » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:26 pm

Inspector's Report

I think it's fair to say, a pretty comprehensive dismantling of the application.

It's certainly back to the drawing board for this one anyway. At least now we can have a full and frank debate on what the future of this site should be!
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Re: Limerick Boat Club ~ Wellesley Pier ~ Poor Man’s Kilkee ~ Sarsfield Bridge

Postby zulutango » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:42 pm

it's amazing that this decision by An Bord Pleanála got such little attention given the furore about the proposed development. I guess with Michael Daly losing control of Fordmount, that company may have pulled back from the project.

In any case, I think it is a great result for the city even if it is egg on face for the City Council and officials who seemed to want to get this through with little thought to the long term damage to the city it would bring. Their eagerness was borne out of ignorance and/or corruption. I'm inclined to believe it had elements of both. Looking back through the early posts on this thread, from three years ago, Kathleen Leddin could see that the officials were planning something, even though they were denying it and being deliberately vague. Later in the day John Gilligan came out vehemently opposed to it. Those two deserve special credit, in my opinion, being the only ones to articulate a clear stance. After this fiasco, I have little faith in the Council, and I don't think that they can be trusted to have the long term interests of the city at heart.

Well done to those who objected also. It's unfortunate that there were only three appeals to An Bord Pleanála. Then again, that is not so surprising given that the Council misled people about the closing date for objections at the initial planning stage. Hence, quite a number of people who would have objected were late in sending those in. I think the Limerick Leader reported nine late objections were returned?
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Re: Limerick Boat Club ~ Wellesley Pier ~ Poor Man’s Kilkee ~ Sarsfield Bridge

Postby Vance V » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:04 pm

Limerick Boat Club is great. Indeed very good objects. Even i'm thinking whether the Limerick Leader reported nine late objections were returned or not?
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