Plans approved for expansion of IDA Business Park

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Galway daily news Plans approved for expansion of IDA Business Park

Planning permission has been granted for an expansion of the IDA’s Parkmore Business & Technology Park in the city, with the construction of an Advance Technology unit.

The City Council has approved plans for a two storey building with 4,542m² of office and light industrial floor space on land at the east end of the existing Business & Technology Park.

The bulk of the open plan offices will be located to the front of the building to provide a modern façade to the two elevations facing outwards, wrapping around the industrial areas in the centre of the building.

The amount of car parking allowed in the development was limited to 73 spaces by the council, less than the 103 in the initial plans.

A Natura Impact Statement was also prepared at the request of the city council, and added to the application.

Planning permission for the Business Park expansion was ultimately granted with 24 conditions attached.

Among those, the council ordered archaeological monitoring of any ground works, and the inclusion of grassy areas among the landscaping plan for the site.

Separately from this, the IDA also completed an extension of the internal access road at the site, after securing permission from county council.