Saturday 12 January 2008

Greystones shopping centre plan

Greystones shopping centre plan appealed by rival developers A bid by developers Seán Dunne and Seán Mulryan to build a district shopping centre, offices, 260 residential units, a primary school and Garda station at Charlesland in Greystones, Co Wicklow has been challenged by Pizarro Development Ltd the company behind a rival €2 billion Bray town centre.

Pizarro is one of three parties to appeal a decision to grant permission for the development which includes a shopping centre comparable in size to Liffey Valley. Pizarro is a consortium made up of developer Paddy Kelly and his family; Alanis, controlled by the McCormack family; the Flynn family; Durkan New Homes; Pierse Construction; and the Newlyn Group.

Another appellant is the local Super Valu in Greystones which says the proposal for an out-of-town regional shopping centre would "decimate the existing town centre of Greystones" and have a detrimental effect on Kilcoole, Newtownmountkennedy and, because of its scale, Bray, Wicklow and Arklow.

Irish Times

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