New €400m-plus Foynes to Limerick road and Adare bypass plans lodged

New €400m-plus Foynes to Limerick road and Adare bypass plans lodged

A planning application for a new Foynes to Limerick road, including a bypass of Adare, has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.

The proposed road development will cost in the region of €400million-€450m and is 35km in length connecting the Core Port of Foynes to the national motorway network, on the outskirts of Limerick city.

The road is comprised of the construction of around 15.6km of dual carriageway from Foynes to Rathkeale, a 1.9km single carriageway road between Ballyclogh and Askeaton along with the construction of 17.5km of motorway connecting Rathkeale to the existing motorway network at Attyflin (Junction 5 on N-M20/N21).

Submissions can be made directly to An Bord Pleanála before 5.30 pm on Friday, February 14, 2020.

A network of road upgrades at a Cork business park is now free to proceed after a planning appeal was withdrawn.

Cork County Council had granted conditional planning to IDA Ireland in September for internal road upgrades at the IDA Business Park at Anngrove, Carrigtwohill in East Cork.

The proposal included the development of a shared-use cycleway and footpath, a bus lane and bus shelter.

An appeal saw the matter sent to An Bord Pleanála, though the appellant has now withdrawn the appeal, allowing the proposal to move ahead.

Plans by Cork City Council to create ‘a high-quality public realm streetscape’ including new pedestrian facilities at Togher on the city’s southside have hit a roadblock after an appeal will see the matter referred to An Bord Pleanála.

The proposed public realm plan was aimed at addressing matters such as traffic congestion and the improvement of pedestrian, cycling and bus facilities, and had been subject to a public consultation in November.

However, due to an appeal, the case will now be on hold until April 2020 before An Bord Pleanála makes a decision.

Planners in Cork city will make a decision by the end of the week on plans to redevelop the Kino Cinema.

Building owner Philip O’Connor has applied for planning permission to demolish the existing structure and to replace it with the construction of a new ground floor art house consisting of a cinema and performing arts space, which would facilitate movies, arts events and a café/bar.

The new development would also have a student accommodation complex overhead, which would be used for tourist accommodation outside of academic terms and includes 17-bed spaces, a roof garden and other amenities.

A new large-scale housing scheme has been proposed in Cobh.

Ash Grove Land Limited has submitted a proposal for 237 houses to An Bord Pleanála under the Strategic Housing Development (SHD) fasttrack planning system.

The proposed development consists of the construction of 237 residential units and a 40-child creche. The houses include a mix of townhouses, apartments and semi-detached and detached homes of varying sizes. It is located on land adjacent to the Cluain Árd housing estate, approximately 1.5km from the centre of the town.

This proposal includes the upgrade of several local roads, including additional signalisation of the Ballynoe Road/R624 Cobh Road. The applicant will also make a development contribution to upgrade the Tay Road junction.

UCC has issued a tender for the construction of a new 8,975 square metre dental education and research building.

The building will be primarily used as a dental school with ancillary education, research and innovation facilities including a central sterile services department, roof top plant enclosure and support service areas.

The siteworks includes for site preparation, a new access road, a new surface car park, new tarmac roads, new services which connect into existing services and a soakaway.

The development also consists of alterations to the site layout, access and parking arrangements for the Health Innovation Hub.

The tender period closes on February 17, 2020.

Limerick’s Troy Studios has completed the expansion of its fourth sound stage, providing an additional 33,000 sq ft of international standard sound stage space to the studio.

Following a significant private investment of over €13 million to date, Troy Studios is now home to a 350,000 sq ft hub of stages and support infrastructure for content creation.

Troy Studios also announced the imminent completion of a new specialist stage specifically to cater for blue/green screen work and training purposes, measuring 4,600 sq ft. This is a first for a studio in Ireland.

A planning application has been submitted for the €500 million development of Waterford’s North Quays.

Falcon Real Estate Development submitted its application for planning to Waterford City & County Council. Subject to granting permission, work on the project will start in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Some of the components of the scheme include a seven-storey twin block comprising 15,000 square metres of office space adjacent to the city’s train and bus station, five residential buildings ranging in height from seven to 17 storeys, with 300 riverside apartments to accommodate 500 to 600 residents and a 15-storey 220-room hotel and conference centre.

There are also plans for extensive open public space, a mixed-modal transport hub and a mixed-use commercial building.

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