PUBLICAN and Munster rugby coach Jerry Flannery is advancing his plans to expand his pub trade in Limerick city.
The former Munster rugby star, now one of the coaches of the team, applied for planning permission in October last with Limerick City and County Council to develop a vacant building next door to his popular Catherine Street premises on Cecil Street.
The file states he hopes to renovate and alter the existing premises, and change the use from retail to a public house incorporating a late night venue at 14 Cecil Street.
He has now supplied the council with “significant” extra information to renovate and alter the existing premises, including proposals to use a basement as part of the development.
It is understood that he does not plan to apply for a dance licence in the premises and is seeking to develop a city centre music venue.
The upstairs part of the premises would have a capacity for 120 people, while the downstairs could accommodate a further 220 people, according to plans.
No submissions or objections have been lodged to date against the plans, according to the online file, which is available to inspect at the council’s planning office at 5 Patrick Street.
A decision from the council on his plans is now due on June 18.