Martin’s Shop youth facility refurbishment to advance
THE planning process for the refurbishment of a youth facility in Rush should begin next month, according to Fingal County Council.
Cllr Barry Martin (Ind) asked the council to provide ‘a progress report on plans for the renovation of Martin’s shop/rush Multipurpose Youth Facility and to outline the cause of delays on the project thus far’.
In response the council issued a written report, acknowledging the delays but reassuring the councillor and the community that the work will happen and that money in the council’s capital budget has been ring-fenced for the project.
The council report stated that ‘additional amendments to the original plans were requested by other Council Departments in relation to the public realm and infrastructure elements of the project, outside of the building itself ’.
The council said: ‘These amendments require modifications to the plans and this has delayed bringing them to the Area Committee...’
The local authority explained in the reprot: ‘It is now intended to bring the Part 8 Planning to the Area Committee meeting in February 2019 and once approved the plans will go on public display.’
The council said: ‘Funding to support the refurbishment of the building has been ring fenced in the Capital Programme.’