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New Homes for the Elderly to be built on King John’s Castle Parking Space

New Homes for the Elderly to be built on King John’s Castle Parking Space

Project underway to build up to 27 houses to home the elderly, using the site currently used as parking space for King John’s Castle.

The project will include buildings of varying height, from one to three storeys, surrounding a central garden and a new pedestrian route. They will consist of six one bed and 12 two-bed apartments.

On top of that, there will be works alongside a recorded archaeological monument, a protected structure, the City Wall, landscaping and works to the existing boundary walls.

Planning notice has been submitted by the Limerick City and County Council for homes at the site marked by Castle-street, Island Gate, Old Dominick Street, and the Orchard Site, Kings Island, Limerick.

The project also includes the re-paving of Old Dominick Street, along with three one-bed and four two-bed apartments in 1-2 storey buildings. There will be reserved space for ten cars, along with a new pedestrian and car access

The design includes space for ten cars to park as well as a new car and pedestrian access, landscaping and public and private amenity spaces.

Limerick City and County Council has carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Screening Report and has determined that there is no likelihood of significant effects on the environment. Members of the public still have a few days – one month from the lodging of the notice on June 20 – to apply to An Bord Pleanála for a screening determination.

Limerick City and County Council has also carried out an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Screening Report and determined that a full Appropriate Assessment is not required in respect of this proposed development.

Submissions and observations in relation to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made in writing to Planning and Environmental Services Department, Limerick City and County Council Offices, Dooradoyle Road before 4 pm on Thursday, August 6.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.