Tuesday, September 12, 2006

New Medical Centre for Longford

Gemini Irish Healthcare Services has applied for planning permission for a medical clinic and sheltered housing scheme on lands next to Ardnacassagh House in Co Longford.

The three-storey clinic, on land which is currently zoned residential/commercial, would include three operating theatres, 24 recovery rooms, 13 diagnostic suites and a postoperative convalescent care wing with 40 long-term bedrooms.

The application also includes a pharmacy and retail medical centre and a beauty salon.

The residential development would consist of 43 single-storey terraced houses for ‘‘semi-independent living’’, including 12 two-bedroom houses. There will also be a community centre and landscaping to include children’s playgrounds and water features.

Separately, Patrick Mollaghan Homes has applied for planning permission for a residential development of 126 detached, semi-detached and terraced houses on adjoining land.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Ardagh Local Area Plan Adopted

The Ardagh draft local area plan for 2006-2012 has been adopted and is now available for viewing at the Longford County Council website. The plan calls for protection of Ardagh's heritage area and any future development will take place outside the immediate village.