Amendments to Chapter 7 - Opportunities for Place making

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Chapter 7  Opportunities for Place-making

Proposed Amendment

 Submission No./ Elected Member Amendment No.

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Amend Section 7.3 Opportunity Areas, Area 1 –Former Mart as follows:

  • The site shall be subject to a site - specific flood risk assessment as part of any planning application.
  • Proposed development shall have regard to separation distances from Irish Water infrastructure, including the waste-water pumping station in the vicinity of the car park off Main Street. Early engagement with Irish Water is advised in the formulation of the proposed masterplan for the site.

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Amend Section 7.3 Opportunity Areas Area 5 – North Main Street Streetscape as follows:

Refers to the street frontage approximately 600m 300m extending from the Bank of Ireland on Main Street to the junction at Main Street/Roche’s Row.

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Amend Section 7.4 Town Centre Health Check as follows:

Limerick City and County Council have been proactively working to address vacancy and dereliction across Limerick and have been working with landowners throughout Rathkeale to address these issues. The active land use management tools available to the Council are underpinned by Derelict Sites Act, 1990 (as amended), the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (for vacant sites), Residential Zoned land Tax and key Government policies such as Town Centre First, Our Rural Future, and Housing for All.  The Dereliction, Vacancy and  Re-Use Team of the Council engages property owners to advise on remedial measures and give guidance on schemes and supports available to bringing vacant and derelict homes back into productive use.

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Amend Objective RD 1 as follows:

(d) Promote and facilitate the re-use of under-utilised or vacant lands/buildings in Rathkeale through the active land management mechanisms under the Derelict Sites Act, 1990 (as amended), the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (for vacant sites), Residential Zoned Land Tax and also guided by key Government policies such as Town Centre First, Our Rural Future, and Housing for All and any replacements thereof.  The Council will engage with property owners to advise on remedial measures and give guidance on schemes and supports available to bringing vacant and derelict homes back into productive use.

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