Permission granted for Bruff playground

Aine Fitzgerald

Reporter:

Aine Fitzgerald

CONDITIONAL planning permission had been granted for a new playground in Bruff which has been “a work in progress” in the town for several years.

CONDITIONAL planning permission had been granted for a new playground in Bruff which has been “a work in progress” in the town for several years.

Planning permission was granted for the playground subject to seven conditions.

Prior to the commencement of development, a plan for the ongoing maintenance including sources of funding and details of public liablility insurance for the playground shall be submitted for the written agreement of the planning authority.

In the event of the equipment becoming obsolete and being decommissioned, the developer shall at their own expense, remove the structures and return the site to its original condition or replace with similar type equipment.

No development shall commence on site until such time as the applicant submits for the written agreement of the planning authority revised drawings showing proposals to address the different play needs of the 0-6 age group and the 7-12 age group and others in the playground design.

Kilmallock area councillor, Bill O’Donnell, has welcomed the progress on the development of the new playground which is to be located off the Knockainey Road. “I am absolutely delighted with progress in recent weeks starting with the granting of planning permission for the development of the playground by Limerick County Council. Further good news in the past week is that the project has been approved for funding by Ballyhoura Development,” he said.

Cllr O’Donnell described the development as “a good news story for Bruff following the loss in recent years of many of the services in the town”.

“I would urge everyone to support the project and the various fundraising events due to be held in the coming months,” he said.