Greystones harbour plan approved

 

Bord Pleanala has approved proposals to amend the redevelopment scheme currently underway at Greystones Harbour in Co Wicklow.

Under the amended scheme the development will now 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.

New harbour piers have already been built but a marina has yet to be completed.

The full harbour scheme is to include some five new club houses for existing harbour users, a coast guard?s building, leisure, commercial and residential facilities, the marina and housing elements, a public park and a new beach.

Bord Pleanala?s decision to approve the amendments was welcomed by local Fine Gael councillor Derek Mitchell who said ?it 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.