Re: Re: Developments in Cork
A decision is due in the next few days on plans by St. Joseph’s National School on the Mardyke to construct a sportshall, changing rooms, toilets, etc. on a green area adjacent to the current listed school building.
In the last few days, the board of management of the adjacent Presentation Brothers college on the Mardyke have submitted 2 planning applications; one for the development of an all weather pitch on the green area, with floodlighting. The other application is for the construction of a 844 sqr metre sports centre with changing, meeting, toilet, treatment facilities on two floors.
If both these plans go ahead, there will be two sports centres adjacent to each other on the Mardyke, with UCC’s Mardyke arean a short stroll away, Begs the question why the schools cant share a facility.
In my view, development on such sites would want to be very carefully considered by CCC. Theres no room for mistakes (the St. Joseph’s proposal looks like a BIG mistake!).
Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “where we sported and played”.
The St. Joseph’s proposed Sports Centre: