Limerick hotel bids to confirm car park on adjacent land

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Building site: land beside the Unicorn now used as a car park
A DOORADOYLE bar is seeking planning permission to use a vacant site next door to it as a car park.

A DOORADOYLE bar is seeking planning permission to use a vacant site next door to it as a car park.

The Unicorn Bar and Restaurant, St Nessan’s Road, is seeking planning permission from Limerick County Council to use the site as a car park for up to three years.

The pub had initially allowed cars to park on the land, which is reserved for a hotel development.

But they were forced to stop doing this after an enforcement order from Limerick County Council.

This came after complaints from local residents.

The land is zoned residential, because two houses have been demolished to make way for the hotel.

Now applicant Ann Greene is seeking to change the use of the land from residential to car park use to serve the existing restaurant.

The Greene family is looking to develop the budget hotel on the land.

They had bought two houses, demolished them, and flattened the land in preparation for the multi-million euro build expected to commence later this year.

The full application is expected to be lodged in the next fortnight.

The proposed hotel development is expected to create 70 jobs with 50 in construction.