Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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After numerous false dawns, Limerick finally looks set to get its new greyhound stadium after the City Council gave the go-ahead for the development on the site of the old Greenpark racecourse on the Dock road. Previous plans for a stadium on another part of the old racecourse were shelved in 2005 due to problems with ground conditions. An alternative site was found near the two mile inn on the ennis road but this application was shot down by Clare county council due to concerns over potential traffic problems.
The new facility will cost around â‚¬18 million and is scheduled to open in early 2010.
Permission for greyhound racing stadium and ancillary development works, car parking, lighting, landscaping and access works all on a site of 6.6 Ha. The track will be a 500m Greyhound track (480m internal circumference/510m external circumference), it will provide stadia viewing, dining area, kennel block, shop storage areas and office buildings. Site levels will be increased to accommodate the proposed development so that the proposed FFL (Final Floor Level) of the stadium will be 4.5 OD. The track will generally be at a level of 4.2 aOD and the final height of the stadium building will be 16.1m with additional roof support poles of 9.7m. Filling of the lands over an infrastructure way leave is also proposed. The facility will provide for 510 car, 54 greyhound trainer vehicles and 3 coach parking spaces around the stadium will access onto and from the Dock Road via the permitted internal access which will require detail changes. The proposed will also allow for the construction of a roundabout on this internal access road to access the northeast end of the stadium site.
Former Greenpark Racecourse