Extension plan for shopping centre units

Plans have been lodged for an extension to two units at the Douglas Court Shopping Centre in Cork, above.

Extension plan for shopping centre units

In an application to Cork County Council, Douglas Developments, the Love family firm which is in receivership, seeks permission to amalgamate units 41 and 42. It is also proposed to build a two-storey extension to both units, to comprise a ground floor retail area and first-floor storage area.

The application also seeks approval for related signage and modifications to car parking layout.

- Cork County Council has been asked to extend duration to a permitted housing development near Macroom where plans were first lodged in 2005.

McInerney Homes Ltd has applied to replace 127 permitted homes with 106 new house types, which would bring to 176 the number of permitted and proposed dwellings on the overall site at Meadowlands, Kilnagurteen, Masseytown.

In 2005, Joe Kelleher applied and was granted permission for 248 homes and five commercial non-retail units at the site, with subsequent amendments made in applications by McInerney Homes. The latest application to the county council also seeks to extend duration of permission granted after a 2008 proposal for changes to road layout and site development.

- The previous refusal of outline permission for almost 100 new homes outside Tralee has been upheld by An Bord Pleanála.

Last October, Kerry County Council turned down the application made the previous July by O’Flynn Construction Company. The proposal submitted last summer was for outline approval for 98 houses, a crèche and associated works on a site of almost 50 acres at Caherwisheen and Skahanagh, about two miles south of the town.

After the council refused permission on grounds relating to traffic access, road safety and flood risk, an appeal was lodged with the board. It has accepted its own inspector’s recommendation to refuse permission, citing local and national development guidelines, along with road safety reasons.

- A city centre apartment scheme has been proposed for Cork’s inner city in a recent planning application.

Haranka Ltd has sought permission to knock a building at 21 to 23 Leitrim Street, on the city’s northside near the Heineken brewery. It wants to build 32 one-bed and two-bed apartments, and 12 parking spaces.

- Two adjoining units in a city centre commercial centre in Cork have been permitted to be used as a veterinary clinic and a restaurant.

In separate applications last March, Cork City Council was asked for approval for change of use for the two units at Penrose Wharf business centre, both having been previously permitted for light industrial use.

The application on behalf of Taoufik Hammami was for change of use to a restaurant to one ground floor unit, which has dual access from the internal car park and from the street at Penrose Quay. That file was cleared by planners last week, and so too was the application of EPA Ventures Ltd to change use of the nearby unit to a veterinary clinic.

- The co-op which runs a vegetarian restaurant overlooking the south channel of the River Lee has made an application relating to merging its ground floor shop with a neighbouring premises.

In plans lodged with Cork City Council, permission is sought by Quay Co-Op (Cork) Co-operative to amalgamate two existing ground floor retail units into one ground floor retail unit. The application lists the development address as 23 and at 24 Sullivan’s Quay, the latter being the address of the co-op’s restaurant and ground floor shop.

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