Preferred site identified for Corbally playground

Cllr Conor Sheehan at the preferred site location in Corbally.

LABOUR councillor Conor Sheehan has welcomed the fact that the Council have identified a preferred site for a Corbally playground in the Bishop’s Field.

Cllr Sheehan secured €100,00 in 2020 from councillors’ General Municipal Allocation (GMA) when his City North colleagues supported his proposal to allocate money for a playground in Corbally. Subsequent to that, he secured an additional €50,000 in the 2023 Development Fund Allocations with a further commitment for additional funding next year.

“There were a number of sites considered as part of this project but this site was selected as the preferred option due to its location, accessibility, safety, security, and suitability.

“This playground will be a fully fenced-in playground that will have to be opened and closed each day. The Council will be working in conjunction with the Active Travel section to link this up to the Red Path and Corbally Road Safe Routes to School,” Cllr Sheehan told the Limerick Post.

“This development will be subject to necessary land transfer and a full Part 8 planning application. While the land transfer is being negotiated and agreed, the Council will be putting together the necessary documentation to progress the planning permission. The public consultation with residents will take place during the Part 8 planning application process.

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“This was one of the main projects I have sought to deliver during my term on the Council. Children in Corbally are currently going to Mungret, Castletroy, and Clare Street to play as they do not have facilities in their own area,” he concluded.