Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Plan for old Limerick racecourse denied (Limerick Leader)
By Petula Martyn
PLANNING permission for a housing development at Greenpark Racecourse has been refused by Limerick City Council, despite An Taisce’s approval of the original application.
The proposed development at the former home of Limerick horse racing and adjacent to the future home of Limerick greyhound racing, consisted of 222 housing units including 90 houses, 78 duplex apartments, a retirement village and a creche.
Planning permission was refused because the development was of “insufficient design quality in respect of design of individual buildings”, and on the grounds that the applicant, Limerick Racecourse Company, failed to provide sufficient open space.
An Taisce, the heritage conservation body, favoured the original application which they said complemented Georgian Limerick but which the local authority considered pastiche.
“We thought the original submission in terms of design was in keeping with Georgian Limerick,” Daniel Sullivan of An Taisce told the Limerick Leader. “The development was in a crescent shape and made it more appealing.”
In an unusual move by An Taisce, its Limerick members sent a submission to the council informing the local authority that it liked the original application.
“It begs the question; if you were applying to build Georgian Limerick today, would it be refused?” Mr Sullivan asked.
Dan, it seems like the local authority has turned the tables on you on this one. Dismissing An Taisceâ€™s approval as pastiche. Ouch, that hurts! 😀