Five new apartments to be delivered in two separate city centre developments

39 and 40 Cecil Street will see five apartments under plans approved by council planners. Photo: Google Maps.

CECIL Street is to get five new apartments in two separate developments, with both having been granted planning approval by Limerick City and County Council.

Henry Street Developments had applied to council planers for permission to create apartments at 39 and 40 Cecil Street, including the change of use from retail and commercial to residential.

39 Cecil Street will see three own-door apartments constructed, including a single-storey extension and the removal of a bay window to reinstate the original window and rear balcony.

The plans for number 39 were granted by council planners subject to seven conditions.

Among the conditions are the appointment of conservation architect accredited by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, as the property is a protected building.

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Other conditions govern the hours that work can take place at the property, that measures be taken to avoid causing any damage to neighbouring properties, and that all surface water run-off be collected and disposed of within the site.

Number 40 Cecil Street will see two apartments created, including the change of use of the ground floor section from commercial use to residential use, as well as changing the use of the basement to provide a studio apartment.

The planning application for number 40 was granted by council planners subject to eight conditions.

The conditions include limitations to the hours that work can be done on the site, that a waste management plan be completed before ay development is started, and that a conservation architect be appointed to oversee the works to the property, which is a protected structure.

Both 39 and 40 Cecil Street were built in approximately 1820, according to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage.