Carrigtohill Shopping Village

MON, 11 JAN, 2021 - 17:30
SEAN O’RIORDAN
Cork County Council is to seek “urgent legal advice” in an effort to prevent it “losing” a proposed €100m Kildare Village-type retail outlet centre which would create 850 jobs at a site in East Cork.

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Many councillors reacted angrily to news that Local Government and Planning Minister Peter Burke supported the view of the Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) that development of the retail outlet centre shouldn't proceed in Carrigtwohill.

During a lengthy debate, several councillors proposed getting legal advice on the issue and, ultimately, seeking a judicial review amid fears they would lose the project to another county. Many of them believe Limerick will snap it up if it gets a chance.

It was the first opportunity councillors had to discuss the ministerial view, which was only sent to the local authority two days before Christmas.

Rioja Estates, a British-based company, wants to develop the outlet, which it says would create a further 640 jobs during construction and attract around 220,000 shoppers annually.

Fine Gael councillor Michael Hegarty said that, last June, councillors voted overwhelmingly to support the Rioja Estates proposal.

“It's regrettable we find ourselves in this situation. We've very little option but to seek legal opinion and go down the road of a judicial review,” he said.

Independent councillor Alan Coleman agreed with him and said if Cork didn't get it, the centre would end up located in another county. “The senior politicians in our region should reflect on that,” he said.
 
MON, 11 JAN, 2021 - 17:30


Independent councillor Alan Coleman agreed with him and said if Cork didn't get it, the centre would end up located in another county. “The senior politicians in our region should reflect on that,” he said.

A not so subtle warning to the two Mickys and Simon!! Coleman ex FF and in 2016 was passed over for nomination to run in Cork SW due to gender quotas. I'd say he'd relish the opportunity to make things difficult for M Martin!!
 
The likes of Kildare Village add absolutely nothing positive to Ireland. Look at Kildare, all it is is this manky twee shitty 'village' built in the middle of nowhere. These places suck the life out of shops and ancillary businesses like cafes etc in every town nearby and all they offer in return is this shite americanised mall experience in return

They might make claims about creating 650 jobs, but that is ignoring the amount of jobs it will cost
 
Let it go to Limerick or elsewhere as it will not be happening in Cork at that site.

If they are that keen let them buy Wilton S.C. or North Main St. S.C. for their car dependent B.S. as retail in the city is under enough pressure without this nonsense outside the city.
 

Matlock

Full Member
The likes of Kildare Village add absolutely nothing positive to Ireland. Look at Kildare, all it is is this manky twee shitty 'village' built in the middle of nowhere. These places suck the life out of shops and ancillary businesses like cafes etc in every town nearby and all they offer in return is this shite americanised mall experience in return

They might make claims about creating 650 jobs, but that is ignoring the amount of jobs it will cost

I think Kildare village is a bit different tbh. People travel from all over the country to it and it gives employment to locals.

A Wilton type SC in the same location would probably do more damage to the town centre in Kildare.
 

TheOutdoorThreadmill

Poster of Savage Greatness.
The likes of Kildare Village add absolutely nothing positive to Ireland. Look at Kildare, all it is is this manky twee shitty 'village' built in the middle of nowhere. These places suck the life out of shops and ancillary businesses like cafes etc in every town nearby and all they offer in return is this shite americanised mall experience in return

They might make claims about creating 650 jobs, but that is ignoring the amount of jobs it will cost

Calm down lad, we are talking about Carrigtwohill, it hardly a hive of shopping experience as it stands, a few factories, two supermarkets, truck dealers and JCB dealer, now who will loose out there with this “shopping village” By the way these shopping village aren’t anything like an America style mall.
 
A bunch of knuckledragging hucksters want to facilitate an English property company in making a speculative property play in the middle of nowhere. Fuck them. Let them buy the former Debenhams building in the city centre if they’re that interested.
 

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