Thursday, 26 January 2012
DECISION DUE ON THE FUTURE OF PARKWAY VALLEY
An impending decision by Limerick county planners could sound the death knell for the city.
Limerick County Council will rule this Friday on an application for a 5 year extension to planning permission for the stalled Parkway Valley Shopping Centre on the outskirts of the city.
The site was purchased by developer Suneil Sharma in September.
City Councillors have warned the Parkway retail development would mean the end of Limerick City centre, where there have been renewed hopes for regeneration with the purchase of the Opera site for the city council.
Menswear store owner Tony Connolly is a member of Limerick City's Economic and Future Development Committee.
ANXIOUS WAIT FOR DECISION ON PARKWAY VALLEY SITE
It may be Monday before a decision is due on a planning application which could shape the future of Limerick.
A decision on the Parkway Valley development on the outskirts of the city is expected to be handed down by Limerick County Council in the coming days following last minute legal advice.
Live95fm's Denis Tierney has more...
Officials at Limerick City Council will be keeping their fingers crossed as they wait for a decision by their county counterparts on a planning application for the long-stalled Parkway Valley.
The large site was bought by developer Suneil Sharma in September.
A decision is due shortly on an application for a 5 year extension to planning permission for the massive retail and leisure centre .
Planners at County Hall are waiting on legal advice before making a final decision, which could be pushed out until Monday.
Limerick City Council, local representatives and business people are worried that the granting of the extension could dent hopes for the revivial of the city centre, which will be anchored by the Opera Centre site.