Jobs boost for County Limerick village as primary care centre plans are approved

Gerard Fitzgibbon

Reporter:

Gerard Fitzgibbon

UP TO 50 jobs could be created in Glin following a decision to approve plans to build a new primary health care facility on the site of the old village creamery.

UP TO 50 jobs could be created in Glin following a decision to approve plans to build a new primary health care facility on the site of the old village creamery.

Limerick County Council has approved plans by developer James Vaughan to construct the two-storey facility, which will provide space for GP surgeries, a public health nurse, physiotherapy clinic and other primary healthcare services.

The development, which will have an estimated cost of €2.7 million, forms part of the Health Service Executive (HSE) primary care initiative, which aims to provide over 500 facilities in local communities which will act as a first point of contact and help relieve pressure on central hospital services.

The decision to grant approval for the plans, which were initially lodged last September and revised last October, was published by the council’s planning department on October 6. The planning permission was granted to Mr Vaughan, care of John Dennehy of the O’Toole Partnership, Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2.

Mr Vaughan is the owner of the creamery site. He previously told the Limerick Leader that between 30 and 50 construction jobs could be created by the development.