Consultation on outer Limerick site

The Mungret College site on the outskirts of the city

The Mungret College site on the outskirts of the city

  • by Nick Rabbitts

METROPOLITAN councillors have called for a second public information meeting to discuss what to put at the Mungret College site.

Following NAMA’s signing over of the 200 acre site to the council, the local authority is seeking contributions from the public on what should go into the site.

To this end, a public meeting was held at Mungret Soccer Club. However, with the deadline for submissions not due until September 1, Cllrs Joe Leddin and James Collins have called for a second planning meeting.

Cllr Collins said it should be held at St Paul’s school.

He also called on new Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan to prioritise the provision of a new secondary school on site.

Of the main college building, which is currently home to small businesses, the Fianna Fail member said space should be made available for community and voluntary groups too, with Cllr Maria Byrne stating the provision of a crèche and scout hall would be welcome.

“It is a busy site, and any plan we bring forward should have an integrated traffic management plan. This is vital to the success of the project,” Cllr Collins added.

Cllr Byrne also welcomed the proposed playground for the site, which will be customised for children with physical and sensory disabilities.

There was also disappointment no planning officials were present at the meeting to answer question on the proposals.

All councillors have urged members of the public to have their say on how the land should be developed. To do so, contact 061-407100.




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