PLANS to provide a public health centre in Caherdavin, which would employ more than 300 people and provide a range of diagnostic services, have been rejected by Limerick City and County Council.
Valley Health Care had submitted a planning application for a five-storey primary heath care facility on lands beside the Jetland Shopping Centre.
The facility would be sponsored by the HSE and would be open to public patients.
The centre would be anchored by up to five family doctors and provide public health nursing, podiatry, occupational therapy, psychology, and dental services.
It is envisaged that the centre would serve as a headquarters for smaller health centres around the city.
The application was refused after objections were received by the council’s planning department from 12 groups and individuals concerned about issues of flooding, traffic and transport and cycling safety in the area.