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Permission sought for demolition of Free Zone buildings

Owen Ryan

SHANNON Development has applied for planning permission to demolish buildings of over 8,000 square metres in size.
In the application to Clare County County Council, it has sought planning for the demolition of existing light industrial and office buildings of approximately 8,050 square metres and permission to clear the site at Block C, Shannon Free Zone.

The size of the site is 1.33 hectares and a decision on the application is due by May 1.
Asked about the plans for the future of the site, Shannon Development said, “The work we are carrying out at Shannon Free Zone are part of our strategy to position this area of the zone for redevelopment, with a view to developing this site in the future.”

Many of the buildings at the Free Zone are relatively old at this stage and have fallen into some disrepair.
Also this week, Shannon Airport Authority have applied for planning permission for the demolition of five 19.5m diameter x 14.65m high storage tanks. They are not currently in use and, in the past, were used as an aviation fuel storage facility.

A decision on this application is due by May 8.

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