Go-ahead sought for building of supermarket in Newcastle

By Aideen O'Flaherty

PERMISSION is being sought for the construction of a two-storey convenience supermarket and a mixed-use building comprised of a café and a community centre on Main Street in Newcastle.

Cedarglade Ltd, with an address at Musgrave House in Cork, lodged the application with South Dublin County Council this month.

NEWCASTLE site compressor

An artist’s impression of the supermarket and mixed-use building

Part of the application also includes 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.

According to the application, the development will also provide for 98 car-parking spaces and 50 bicycle spaces, advertising structures and signage, pedestrian and cyclist connections, public realm areas, a refuse storage area and a trolley shelter are to be included.

Part of the plans also include the development of a new priority-controlled junction at Main Street, a new access road and a shared pedestrian/cyclist greenlink from Main Street.

A decision on the application is due from the council by April 6.

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