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Opera Centre plan ‘unlawful and invalid’
By Anne Sheridan
THE managing director of Trinity Rooms nightclub has described the plans for the revised Opera Centre as “unlawful and invalid”.
The developers have proposed to demolish modern extensions to The Granary, which they are also seeking to incorporate into their plans
Patrick Barry, managing director of Trinity Rooms, has submitted an observation to Limerick City Council’s planning department, where he stated that he is “very disappointed” that no representative of either Regeneration Developments or the other associated companies officially approached or wrote to Redroom Ltd, the company that runs the nightclub.
Mr Barry stated that the developers did not seek or obtain the consent of Redroom Ltd or its subsidiaries prior to lodging the revised planning application.
He concludes his application by stating that the “proposed redevelopment in its current configuration will put the day to day running of this business, cause undue hardship to our 95 employees, suppliers and customers.”
“Accordingly, I therefore believe this planning application is unlawful and invalid insofar as it includes or purports to include any part of The Granary used and occupied by the Trinity Rooms.”
Trinity Rooms are also battling to take ownership of a small piece of land, which borders the nightclub. As the owner of the land is unknown, Limerick City Council imposed a compulsory purchase order (CPO) on the land this March, which is currently being decided upon by An Bord Pleanala.
This site has also been included in the revised plans for the Opera Centre. James Rael of Rael & Son Contracts Ltd, Michael Street, also lodged a submission in relation to the proposed â‚¬350 million retail development, which is said to become the biggest in the Mid-West should the plans be passed by City Hall on this second occasion.