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Objection to massive Ballykeeffe proposal
By Eugene Phelan
JUST days after plans for a massive 426 house development were lodged, the newly-formed Concerned Residents Alliance has confirmed that it will be objecting to the project earmarked for a site near Ballykeeffe.
Plans for the multi-million euro housing development in Ballykeeffe have been lodged with Limerick County Council. The planning application was lodged earlier this by week Crescent Ridge Properties.
But this Thursday, Mike Cussen of the Concerned Residents Alliance (CRA) said that the group would be objecting as the Fr Russell Road, Ballykeeffe area had not enough amenities, including school places, to cope with such a big housing project.
CRA represents resident groups in Ballinacurra, Caherdavin, Castletroy, Corbally, Dooradoyle, Patrickswell, Raheen and Rosbrien.
“We were formed from an emergency meeting of Limerick Residents’ Association, which was held to discuss the lack of community facilities, the increasing problem of anti-social behaviour and the devaluation of property,” said Mr Cussen.
The new group stresses its support for the Fitzgerald report and regeneration, but concern that the first recommendation by John Fitzgerald, that intensive policing arrangements be put in place, has not been done.
The developer at Ballykeeffe is proposing to build a total of 426 houses on a 35-acre site near Father Russell Road. The site is bound by the rail line to Irish Cement and the new Southern Ring Road approach route to the Shannon Tunnel, which will also run adjacent to the site.
According to the planning application, which was lodged with the local authority, Crescent Ridge Properties is seeking permission to build 294 houses, 66 duplexes and 66 apartments. The provision of car parking, landscaping and public lighting are also included in the application and it is also proposed that a creche will be built within the development.
If planning permission is granted, the existing Ballykeeffe boreen, which links father Russell Road and the Dock Road, will also be widened to facilitate the increased traffic flow and it is proposed that an existing house, located on the site, will be demolished.
Last June, the same developer was refused planning permission for a similar development at the same site after An Bord Pleanala overturned the decision of Limerick County Council to grant planning permission.