Changes to plans for Greystones


An Bord Pleanála has approved proposals to amend the redevelopment scheme under way at Greystones harbour in Co Wicklow.

Fine Gael councillor Derek Mitchell said the decision removes uncertainty and helps to move the project forward. However, he said he did not expect construction of the residential area to start for a few years until the economy improves.

Under the amended scheme the development will include some 373 apartments and houses, and 1,002 car parking spaces, some of which are to be underground. The board previously approved an amendment which allowed the construction of a primary care health centre. There will be five new clubhouses for existing harbour users.