Plans to expand Waterford Commercial park knocked back
Plans to develop retail and office space at a commercial and retail park in the centre of Waterford City have hit a snag after the local authority felt the plans did not fit in with the city’s development plan.
Bluebell Developments had sought permission from Waterford City and County Council to extend their commercial development called the Vee Centre, which has been built on the site of a former garage forecourt on the junction of the Tramore Road and Cork Road in Waterford City.
The developer was looking to add a new retail unit and ancillary accommodation area to include lift and stairs to serve first floor, at ground floor level, and at the first floor add a reception area, four offices, a meeting room, a canteen, and lift.
In refusing the application, Waterford Planners told the developer they felt due to the position of the site adequate delivery arrangements had not been proven and therefore the development would “endanger the public safety by reason of traffic hazard.”
The planners also felt the location of the development for retail and office space contravenes the Waterford City Development Plan, while they also had fears over the site being a possible flood risk.