Limerick County Council give go ahead for Parkway Valley development

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

PLANS to develop the €150m Parkway Valley site on the Dublin Road have been given the go-ahead by Limerick County Council, who have said it would have been “illegal” for them to refuse the developers an extension of time to complete the development.

PLANS to develop the €150m Parkway Valley site on the Dublin Road have been given the go-ahead by Limerick County Council, who have said it would have been “illegal” for them to refuse the developers an extension of time to complete the development.

But the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Jim Long, said the development pitched by Suneil Sharma still has “serious pitfalls to overcome” and hopes the developers will not be in a position to surpass these difficulties.

“I appreciate the council’s position because they were in a legal bind,” said the mayor.

“But I’m taking comfort from the fact that there is still a tricky road to go. I’m aware that there are serious pitfalls to overcome and I sincerely hope that they won’t be overcome. The development must not go ahead. It will be detrimental to the future planning of the city,” he said.

The County Council has decided to grant the extension of time allowed to complete the partially built site based on four applications made for the site, but it has refused the final two amended planning applications.