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 Shannon Foynes Planning Permission – The company has applied for planning permission for the construction of a new port in the Limerick Docklands.

Shannon Foynes Port Company apply for planning permission for new developments

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald

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Planning permission is required for the construction of new port access off Atlas Avenue and the construction of new Port Authority offices.

The Shannon Foynes Port Company has applied for planning permission at Limerick Docklands.

The Shannon Foynes planning permission is required for the construction of new port access off Atlas Avenue, the construction of new Port Authority offices with parking, as well as upgrading existing services and ancillary works.

They have also applied for the construction of a bulk warehouse and service yard at Atlas Avenue. 

There are also plans to restore Bannatyne Mill on the site to use for commercial office use. 

In 2021, Limerick City and County Council approved a junction upgrade at Atlas Avenue/Dock Road to accommodate for the new port entrance. 

The Shannon Foynes planning permission developments are part of the Shannon Foynes Port Company master plan, Vision 2041, which is focused upon driving growth across all sectors and modal types, as well as encouraging “added value” business to its facilities through a number of initiatives. 

The company has also recently welcomed the Government’s new multi-port approach for the development of Irish Ports for Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) as outlined in its new Port Policy Statement. 

To facilitate the ORE sector and assist Ireland in achieving its emission reduction targets, a multi-port approach will be used to provide facilities for the different activities at several locations around the country and at different times for the various phases of the fixed and floating ORE developments. 

These developments will not only maximise economic benefits in terms of job creation and new SME enterprises in areas such as engineering, transport, logistic, and more at both a regional and national level but also provide the potential to utilise offshore energy resources to generate carbon-free renewable electricity. 

As part of these developments, Shannon Foynes Port Company will work with the ESB to plan largescale development within the Shannon Foynes estuary. 

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has said, “Offshore renewable energy developments will typically require both large-scale port infrastructure for project development and smaller-scale port facilities to provide ongoing operation and maintenance services.

“This (multi-port) approach is best suited to deliver the offshore renewable energy targets set out in the Programme for Government and the Climate Action Plan 21, and to position Ireland to take advantage of the economic opportunity created by the roll-out of both fixed and floating offshore wind in Irish waters.

“This Policy Statement makes it clear to the offshore industry that the Government is committed to the provision of port facilities in Ireland for ORE developments, and I would encourage our TEN-T ports to apply for the EU funding that has recently been made available for this sector.”

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