Playground at Crescent Shopping Centre gets approval

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

Approval for playground: the Crescent Shopping Centre
AN Bord Pleanala have cleared the way for the construction of a playground at the Crescent Shopping Centre.

AN Bord Pleanala have cleared the way for the construction of a playground at the Crescent Shopping Centre.

This will see the neighbouring Kilteragh estate have services provided to it by County Council.

The national appeals body has backed the decision of Limerick County Council to provide a playground of 750 square metres in the car park of the shopping centre.

This will see a reduction of six car parking spaces from the shopping centre

More notably for Kilteragh residents, the Council will as a result of this plan provide services to the estate like public lighting and roadworks.

Until now, the council had been waiting on the McInerney Homes, the original builders of Kilteragh to provide a football pitch and a nature reserve as part of the original planning conditions. But with McInerney Homes in receivership, this agreement was never met.

This forced council to compel Stapleyside, the owners of the shopping centre, to adhere to a condition on their own planning, to build a playground on site.

When construction is complete, County Council are expected to formally take Kilteragh under its wing, providing a major boost to the community.

Councillor Tomas Hannon called on the developer to start work on the site in the coming weeks. “It is badly needed as there are no current facilities for young children in the Dooradoyle area,” he explained.Although the council will take the estate in charge, it is understood residents will still be asked to cut the grass.Cllr Hannon is appealing to County Hall to scrap this.