An Taisce not objecting to Regeneron

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Andrew Carey

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RESPONDING to the reports earlier this week in relation to the Regeneron development, An Taisce say that it is seeking an amendment to improve public transport access to a very welcome development.

In a statement to the Limerick Post, An Taisce say that it “is not objecting to the Regeneron development, which we consider an entirely welcome use for the former Dell factory. We are simply seeking an amendment that will see the incorporation of a mobility management plan.

“The proposed change seeks to reduce congestion by enhancing public transport, walking and cycling access to the plant.

“For the avoidance of doubt, An Taisce is not for a second questioning the proposed new use; rather the submission by Ireland’s National Trust seeks to improve the proposed development.

“Under Limerick’s Smarter Travel Programme, which is a €9.3 million investment, commuting by car is to be reduced to 37%.

“Currently, commuting by car in Limerick averages 51% and a well thought-through mobility plan for Limerick and this development is vital to bringing this figure to 37%.

“The inclusion of a mobility plan will improve the health and welfare of future employees and also ward off congestion, something which will benefit local residents and the wider environment. There need be no delay to this development,” the statement concluded.