Plans unveiled for Two Mile Inn site

NIck Rabbitts

Reporter:

NIck Rabbitts

A PLANNING application has been lodged to convert the now-closed Two Mile Inn into a nursing home.

A PLANNING application has been lodged to convert the now-closed Two Mile Inn into a nursing home.

The ambitious proposals, lodged with Clare County Council by the Cork-based firm O’Mordhu construction, will see the conversion of the former hotel to a state-of-the-art convalescent nursing home.

The hotel, on the Clare/Limerick border, has been closed since last September, when 15 full time jobs were lost.

Now, the Ennis Road site could be back up and running again by later this year.

If the proposal is given the green light by Co Clare’s planning authority, the former hotel will be altered to see the construction of a dining room, an extension to the side of the existing rear wing of the premises, the erection of toilets near to the existing bar area.

The ambitious plans also provide for the construction of an outdoor fenced children’s play area, and the demolition of the existing water tower structure.

All the works will need to be carried out over two phases.

The application comes just two months after GVM Auctioneers sold the hotel.

At the time, the auctioneers declined to comment about the cost of the building.

Clare County Council is expected to make a decision on the proposed nursing home by Monday, October 3, at the latest.

One submission to the plan has already been made.