James Nix, the candidate in Limerick City North for the Green Party, has secured progress to bring a number of development sites into line with planning law.
Caherdavin – Davey site
Mr Nix, who specialises in planning and environmental law, has secured progress at the Davey site at Caherdavin Shopping Centre on the Derravarragh Road. Permission at the site was granted before the city boundary was extended on 1 March 2008 and the agreement between city and county provides that the county will remain responsible for permissions granted before the changeover. On foot of correspondence from Mr Nix, the city wrote to the county saying it was of the view that Mr Davey was in breach of planning law and urging the county to take action. On 26 May Limerick County Council wrote to Mr Davey instructing him to re-instate the green area within 21 days, and should he fail to comply with this, enforcement proceedings will be issued.
Ennis Rd – Ardhu House
At Ardhu House on the Ennis Road the developer has been asked to submit revised plans. The re-submission must cut down on the bulk and scale of the development, reduce the number of units and retain trees. And, through an official enforcement complaint submitted by Mr Nix, the developer is also under investigation for digging cable trenching at the base of trees.
Clancy Strand – Andrews Gardens
Mr Nix has also assisted residents regarding an area known as Andrews Gardens on Clancy Strand. There, the developer has been issued with an enforcement notice. Unless remedial works are carried out to restore the site, the matter is set for court where it is open to the judge to impose heavy fines if a breach of planning law is upheld.