Fresh application for car showrooms at Crosstown site
A WEXFORD car company is to submit a fresh planning application for a new showroom in Crosstown after an earlier plan was declared withdrawn due to a lack of information.
Trinity JLR (Jaguar land Rover) Ltd has advertised its intention to apply to Wexford County Council for permission to build a showroom including workshop stores, staff facilities, a separate valeting building and a car compound with security fencing on a Crosstown site.
The company applied in December 2016 under the name E. Murphy Motors Ltd for a similar development on a site listed as being in Ardcavan, on land owned by Ardcavan Developments who gave permission to Trinity Motors to apply for planning.
The site entrance was to be off a shared access road previously granted planning permission by the Council.
A number of residents in Orchard Lane raised concerns about the proposed development and the planning department requested further information.
The applicants were asked to carry out an assessment of the downstream drainage channel to the sea outfall which would take all discharged surface water from the site.
The local authority also asked for upstream flows to be taken into account, particularly in the event of storms. A flood risk assessment was requested for properties located downstream of the development.
The request for additional information was not complied with and in a letter on August 25 last, the company was informed by the County Council that the application had been declared ‘withdrawn’.
Less than a fortnight later, Trinity JLR advertised its intention to apply for planning permission again.
The Crosstown/Ardcavan area is now home to several modern car showrooms representing different car companies.
A plan by Wexford businessman and developer Michael Hayes to build two car showrooms on a site at Crosstown, along with a scheme of houses, was recently granted planning permission by Wexford County Council and is under appeal to An Bord Pleanála.
The County Council approval was appealed by a resident who is concerned about the risk of flooding in the area particularly during incidents of heavy rainfall.