COMMUTERS who drive electric cars to work and drivers with a disability in the Shannon Free Zone will see a major boost to the number of parking spaces available if a planning application from Shannon Commercial Properties is given the go-ahead.
The company which manages the property assets of the Shannon Group has applied for planning permission to expand a car park in Block C of the Free Zone. A new planning application would see the overall number of car park spaces in a facility already under construction increase from 202 to 298, including 29 electrical car recharge spaces and 15 accessible spaces.
Currently there are just two electric car charging spaces in Shannon.
A spokesperson for the company said the planning application was made to cater for a growing demand as more people change to electric transport. The ESB provides some of the electric charging points in Limerick but the majority of points are currently in private ownership.
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