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OBJECTION OVER PLANS AT FATHERS (Limerick Leader)

By ANNE SHERIDAN http://www.limerickleader.ie/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=3419&ArticleID=2084954

PLANS by the Redemptorist Fathers to build 291 apartments in the South Circular Road area have been labelled by Limerick City Council’s planning officers as a “gross over-development”.

The Redemptorists, along with the Nenagh based developers, P. Elliott & Co., may have to alter their plans, as the city council has requested further information on the development and has set out 10 changes to the planning application, which must be addressed if it’s to go ahead.

“The planning authority considers that the proposed development constitutes gross overdevelopment of the site, resulting in excessive traffic movements in the surroundings area, a negative impact on protected structures both within and adjacent to the site and a poor level of amenity within the development,” states a letter from the planning office to the joint developers, the Redemptorist Fathers and P. Elliott & Co.

On the issue of traffic congestion alone, which could be aggravated by the addition of more than new 600 residents in the area, the planners have listed 15 conditions.

Minister for Defence, Willie O’Dea TD, has expressed concern about the proposed development while Deputy Peter Power has called for permission to be refused. There were 17 objections lodged with City Hall. Residents in the area have objected to the development on the basis of noise, health, safety concerns and a disruption to water and sewerage systems during the construction phase, as well as ongoing problems of traffic congestion.
The planning office has also requested an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), taking into account noise, traffic, sunlight, flora and fauna and a socio-economic analysis of the development on the area.

A revised location for the creche and an investigation into alternative locations for the entrance into the basement car park will also have to be devised by the developers. Planners have also requested a more detailed plan for open space areas in the development.

Donal O’Donnell, regional director of P. Elliott & Co., said the company will be meeting with their design team next week to address those concerns. “We expected that. The ball is back with us now. We’ll be preparing a detailed response and hope to have that in in a couple of weeks. Again, it all depends on what the design team have to say,” said Mr O’Donnell.

The development will be used to fund the restoration of the Redemptorist monastery, as Redemptorist apartments well as other projects.

28 February 2007

On the issue of traffic congestion alone, which could be aggravated by the addition of more than new 600 residents in the area, the planners have listed 15 conditions.

Hmmm……. interesting that the same planners and residents ignore :confused: the 8000 to 10.000 daily pilgrims who attend the 9 day annual solemn novena there each summer. Don’t religious festivals require some traffic congestion planning too!

Image # 1 Monastery Building
Image # 2 Postcard Quin Street / Redemptorist Church
Image # 3 Redemptorist Church

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