October date for judicial review of Cork super-sized out of town development
The judicial review for Cork’s one hundred million euro ‘Kildare Village’ stayle otu-of-town development is scheduled for October, according to a report in the Irish Examiner.
The challenge is being made by Cork County Council over a ministerial direction to annul a change to its development plan providing for a €100m retail outlet centre. The case is set to be heard in the High Court’s Strategic Infrastructure Development (SID) list, and relates to a variation of the current plan made by councillors last year and supported by council CEO Tim Lucey.
The decision would have allowed for a €100m Kildare Village style outlet centre to be developed near Carrigtwohill.
The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) later recommended to the Minister for Housing and Urban Development that the decision should be reversed.
‘The regulator, Niall Cussen, said the decision was premature and should not have been made prior to the preparation of an updated joint retail strategy for the entire Cork metropolitan area, as required by Ministerial guidelines on retail planning’ stated the Irish Examiner report.
The hearing date is set for October 19th.