Social houses to be built on ‘Courthouse Car park’ 01/08/17 : the chronicle.ie

Social houses to be built on ‘Courthouse Car park’ 01/08/17

| August 1, 2017

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A planned car park which was to be developed to cater for traffic generated by Wexford town’s new courthouse development has been dropped by Wexford Co. Council.

When the Council purchased the old ‘Christmas Tree Site’ at Belvedere Road a short distance from the Courthouse building it was at a time when controversy was raging over the proposed development. Among the many objections raised to the Courthouse was the fact that there would not be adequate parking.

When the Council purchased this site officials informed the then members of Wexford Borough Council that it would be developed as a car park to cater for the needs of the Courthouse and also be available for parking for those attending matches in the nearby Wexford Park.

However, the proposal is absent from the Council’s three year spending plan and when is disappearance was questioned by Cllr. George Lawlor at the July meeting of Wexford Borough District Council he was told by District Director, Tony Larkin that there was no plan for a car park on the site.

Instead it was being earmarked for social housing, he said.

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