Floren­tine de­layed

Fe­bru­ary 1998

Bray People - - NEWS -

PLANS for a new multi-mil­lion pound Bray town cen­tre shop­ping mall are to be de­layed for at least an­other year.

That’s in spite of a de­ci­sion by An Bord Pleanala to ap­prove the con­tro­ver­sial Floren­tine Cen­tre, which had been the sub­ject of a lengthy ap­peal by ob­ject­ing lo­cal res­i­dents.

Rather than pro­ceed with the scheme, devel­op­ers Bal­ly­more Prop­er­ties an­nounced that it was now likely they would lodge a new plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion with Bray Ur­ban District Coun­cil in re­spect of the site on the ex­ist­ing Florence Road car park.

A state­ment from the com­pany said that the new ap­pli­ca­tion would in­cor­po­rate a num­ber of prop­er­ties ad­join­ing the site which they had ac­quired since their orig­i­nal ap­pli­ca­tion went to the plan­ning ap­peals board.

Bal­ly­more Prop­er­ties said their new ap­pli­ca­tion would also en­com­pass al­ter­ations set out in 16 con­di­tions im­posed by Bord Pleanala as part of its de­ci­sion to up­hold the plan­ning per­mis­sion for the de­vel­op­ment orig­i­nally granted by Bray UDC last Au­gust.

The com­pany pre­dicted that the fin­ished shop­ping cen­tre and multi-storey car par­ing de­vel­op­ment would com­prise of 100,000 square feet of re­tail­ing space and ap­prox­i­mately 500 park­ing spa­ces.

The de­vel­oper’s de­ci­sion means that the Floren­tine Cen­tre will now be de­layed for at least an­other year, to al­low time for the pro­cess­ing of a com­pletely fresh ap­pli­ca­tion to Bray UDC and any ob­jec­tions and/or ap­peals which might en­sue.

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