County Council welcomes ruling on Carrigtwohill shopping outlet centre
Plans for a retail outlet in East Cork appear to be back on track
It comes after the High Court backed a decision by County Councillors to support the creation of a €100m Kildare Village-type retail centre in Carrigtwohill
The local authority won a judicial review overturning an order from the Office of the Planning Regulator not to proceed with it.
In November 2019 Rioja Estates, announced plans to develop the outlet in Carrigtwohill, which it said would create 850 jobs and attract around 220,000 shoppers every year.
The council then moved to rezone the land to accommodate the plan, but was told by the OPR it couldn’t.
The Irish Examiner reports the standing orders were suspended at a county council meeting to discuss the ruling by Mr Justice Humphreys, who has decided the local authority was well within its rights to do what it did.