‘I have been concerned about the state of the Historic Building and asked the developer to meet with all the Councillors. It was difficult to get a suitable date for all and his Architect and Planner met the Councillors on Tuesday 6th March before the rescheduled District Meeting’.
The developer is keen to start work as soon as possible. They have just submitted the, long awaited, Conservation Plan to the Council together with a Construction Management and Landscaping Plan. They are building 26 houses, 5 of which are in the old structure. Council officials are now considering these Plans for adequacy and must agree them before a Commencement Notice can be prepared. Hopefully this can be done quickly.
Councillors asked that the developer would meet the immediate neighbours to the site and he hopes to do so once the above details have been agreed.
‘Overall I was pleased that the developer met us and that he wants to start soon, the building has been left to crumble for far too long. The developers staff mentioned that he had been involved in other period building renovations in Neptune House, Blackrock and Riversdale House, so hopefully he will do a sensitive job on this key site for the town’.