Colbert Quarter plan open for public consultation

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The Land Development Agency (LDA) has today launched a public consultation on plans for a major urban development and rejuvenation project in the heart of Limerick City. The Colbert Station Quarter project will transform this part of Limerick city, incorporating new urban districts to be developed over time delivering potentially 2,800 homes in addition to commercial space, public spaces alongside sustainable transport options. Pictured at Colbert Station for today’s announcement are John Coleman, CEO of the Land Development Agency, left, and Darragh O’Brien TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Photo by Diarmuid Greene

The Land Development Agency (LDA) has launched a public consultation on plans for a major urban development and rejuvenation project in the heart of Limerick City.

The Colbert Station Quarter project will transform this part of Limerick city, incorporating new urban districts to be developed over time delivering potentially 2,800 homes in addition to commercial space, public spaces alongside sustainable transport options.

It involves the largest ever transfer of State land for housing and includes major strategic sites in Limerick’s Colbert Station, including lands owned by CIE and the HSE.

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An early priority with potential for housing development by the LDA is on part of the HSE lands to the rear of St. Joseph’s which has been identified for transfer. Subject to the public consultation and ongoing engagement with HSE, these lands are ideally positioned for development of mixed tenure housing, including affordable and social housing in the coming few years.

The Draft Spatial Framework sets out how the overall scheme could evolve and represents a blueprint for the potential transformation of this significant area of Limerick City over time.

It includes a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report, an Appropriate Assessment (AA) Natura Impact Report and a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment which is open for public consultation until November 11.

Details at www.colbertquarter.ie