Supermarket plans get the green light

By Aideen O'Flaherty

PLANS for the development of a supermarket in Newcastle have been given the green light by South Dublin County Council.

Last February, Cedarglade Ltd, with an address at Musgrave House in Cork, lodged the planning application, for a two-storey convenience supermarket and a mixed-use building comprised of a café and a community centre on Main Street, with the local authority.

NEWCASTLE site compressor

An artist impression of the plans

Part of the application also included provision for the demolition of three existing structures on the site, which at present are comprised of one house and two associated outbuildings/sheds, to make way for the development.

The development is to consist of a 9.2-metre-high convenience supermarket, a 10.7-metre-high mixed-use building with ground floor access, with the anchor supermarket unit providing a net sales area of approximately 1,222 sq. m.

Other aspects of the application include the development of warehouse, a ‘welfare area’ including ancillary office accommodation, a delivery and loading dock, a service yard, a customer lobby, a toilet and an entrance lobby.

South Dublin County Council recently granted planning permission for the development, which attracted seven third-party submissions during the planning process.

Several of these submissions raised concerns about the design, scale, location of the development, and possible traffic issues, however all of the third-parties who lodged submissions stated that they were in favour of a supermarket being developed to serve the Newcastle community.

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