Re­tail units to be trans­formed into health care cen­tre in Gorey town

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS - By SARA GA­HAN

A pro­posed Health Care Cen­tre in Gorey has been given the green light by Wex­ford County Coun­cil.

The ex­ist­ing re­tail units be­side Aldi on Es­monde St, Go- rey will be trans­formed into a Health Cen­tre.

Plan­ning per­mis­sion was sub­mit­ted in Fe­bru­ary for the much-needed devel­op­ment, which will com­prise of 26 con­sult­ing rooms and some re­tail space.

The ap­pli­cant, Thomas M Kennedy, will change the use from ex­it­ing re­tail to health care; re­move the cur­rent plant room at roof level and re­place it with an ad­di­tional storey of ac­com­mo­da­tion; and ex­tend the front and side of the build­ing.

The for­mer re­tail units, one and two, of the Aldi devel­op­ment have been un­oc­cu­pied since the build­ing was com­pleted in 2006 and has been deemed re­dun­dant to Aldi’s devel­op­ment in­ten­tions.

The ap­pli­ca­tion states the area has been an eye­sore at an im­por­tant en­trance point to the town since its com­ple­tion.

The units will be a pri­mary health care cen­tre with a GP prac­tise and in­clude 127 square me­ters of re­tail space on the ground floors. The ap­pli­ca­tion also states there is no pro­vi­sion for on site park­ing. Give the town cen­tre lo­ca­tion and the avail­abil­ity of the park­ing in the im­me­di­ate vicin­ity of the site, this is not likely to present a prob­lem to the users of the build­ing.

The pro­posed Health Care Cen­tre on Es­monde Street.

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