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Twenty-three appeals on Clancy Strand plan
By ANNE SHERIDAN
THE controversial proposal to build 41 apartments on Clancy Strand has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala by Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society.
The group was one of some 23 individuals and societies that lodged objections with Limerick City Councilâ€™s planning department last year regarding the development, which surrounds the protected structure of Jacksonâ€™s Turret.
In its appeal to the planning body, which was lodged on January 17, it states: â€œThe society feels that the development is out of scale and character with the area in question.
â€œWhile the original application to demolish Jacksonâ€™s Turret (now a protected structure) has been modified, the construction of such a large apartment block in such close proximity to this important 18th century house is undesirable.â€
Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society went on to state that the loss of two other historic buildings near Jacksonâ€™s Turretâ€“Strandville and Curragour Houseâ€“which are due to be demolished, was â€œregrettableâ€.
The one-page appeal also states thatâ€œissues such as parking and traffic from the proposed building in that particular area also seem to use to have been given insufficient considerationâ€.
Gerard Wall, the developer behind the â‚¬10m residential development, previously said: â€œI would fully expect it go to An Bord Pleanala, but the majority of the people on Clancy Strand are in favour of the development. Weâ€™ve done exactly what the planners have asked of us and they have endorsed the designs.â€
Mr Wall owns Jacksonâ€™s Turret and lives there with his family. He said the building will be fully restoredâ€“at a cost of â‚¬500,000â€“should the development proceed.
Despite objections from numerous residents, the Irish Georgian Society and An Taisce, the development was given the go-ahead by city council earlier this month, with 23 conditions attached.
An Bord Pleanala is expected to make a decision on the application by May 21.