Leitrim County Council to CPO land for new car park

Carrick town improvement scheme

Leitrim County Council to CPO land for new car park

The site known as Flynn's Field in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photo: Gerry Faughnan

An order has been made by Leitrim County Council for the compulsory purchase of land in Carrick-on-Shannon town centre for the provision of a car park to the rear of Main Street and Bridge Street.

The area is known locally as Flynn's Field and has been identified as the main site for off-street parking under the recently announced public realm improvement works project.

It is proposed to provide a pedestrian link to Main Street and vehicular access to a private road that runs along the rear of The Landmark Hotel.

Owners, lessees and occupiers of the land will receive individual written notice from the local authority.
The order will also authorise the local authority to extinguish the private rights of way after it has acquired the land.

There are seven portions of land identified with two parcels having unknown owners.

Bernard Greene, addressing councillors at the February meeting of Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District in respect of the town improvement plan, admitted the local authority did not yet own the site but said that wasn't unusual in respect of a Part 8 planning application and they were satisfied with their procedures to date and were in the process of acquiring the site.

The owners or reputed owners are:

  • Enda McHugh and Caroline McGovern, Cloongownagh House, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Roscommon in respect of two portions of 0.0018 hectares and 0.0065 ha.
  • Carrick-on-Shannon Archways Management Company, Bridge Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim; Fintan and Margaret Gannon, The Orchard Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon; Gerard Kelly, Drum or Warren, Boyle, Co Roscommon owners of one portion of 0.0685 ha.
  • Sharpdale Carrick Ltd, Unit 2, Monterrey Court, Salthill, Galway; Lucy Donegan and Sheila Talty Deane, c/o Reidy Associates Solicitors, Dublin in respect of two portions of 0.4384 ha and 0.0647 ha.
  • Two unknown owners of 0.0172 and 0.0043 hectares.

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