2. Site Description
The site of the proposed development is located at 7A Greenhill Road, Limerick. The site is approximately 1.2 km south-east of Limerick city and measures approximately 0.028 hectares (0.068 acres) overall.
The site is bounded to the north by the Greenhill Road, a largely residential arterial route with on-street parallel parking and older housing stock. To the east lies a vacant site with planning approval for 14 no. units (planning reference 18/8001). To the west lies a derelict bungalow and to the south lies residential and commercial premises.
Existing site condition
The proposed site is a brownfield site with a number of single storey commercial structures proposed for demolition as part of this application.
The existing commercial shop front is a capped brick walls bounding the site with Greenhill road, this is proposed for demolition as part of the works. The gable of the single storey derelict house – 7 Greenhill Road – bounds the site to the west. A boundary wall proposed for demolition sits on the eastern boundary. Boundary walls to the south are proposed to be repaired / replaced as part of this works, depending on their condition and stability.
The site lies on the south side of the Greenhill Road, close to the junction with the Blackboy / Ballysimon Road (R527), which is classified as an arterial route.
There is a previous planning application relating to this site dating from 2007 by applicant Stephen Collins (LCCC ref: 07770428).