Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Thomond House, 72/73 Catherine Street/Augustinian Lane, Limerick.
Meanwhile ABP has overturned Limerick City Councils decision to grant permission for a redevelopment of O Riadas bar/Thomond house at 72/73 Catherine Street. The proposed development consisted of the demolition of no. 72 with the facade retention of no.73. Construction of 5-storey building including cafÃ©/bar,10 apartments, retail unit & all associated works.
Reasons & Considerations
1. The development, by reason of the demolition of the existing buildings on the site / significant alterations to their retained facades, would adversely affect the character of the Limerick City Centre Architectural Conservation Area, which would be contrary to the ministerial advice outlined in Paragraph 3.1 of the Architectural Heritage Protection: Guidelines for Planning Authorities (December 2004), would be contrary to Policy C3 (Refurbishment of Historical Built Environment) and Policy C5 (Demolition of Structures) of the Limerick City Development Plan 2004-2010 and would thus be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.
2. The development, by reason of its height, proximity and orientation in relation to 49-50 Thomas Street, would seriously injure the amenities of that property by reason of loss of light and by appearing visually overbearing when viewed from same. The development would thus be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.