Former ESB building faces demolition if car park extension approved by Town Council

SuperValu in Carrick-on-Suir is seeking planning permission for a major extension to its busy car park that will involve the demolition of the old ESB building on Greystone Street.

SuperValu in Carrick-on-Suir is seeking planning permission for a major extension to its busy car park that will involve the demolition of the old ESB building on Greystone Street.

A planning application from Carrick Supermarkets Ltd was lodged with Carrick-on-Suir Town Council on December 20 seeking permission to develop the new car park area on the western side of the supermarket.

The application seeks approval from the planning authority to demolish the old ESB building beside Carrick-on-Suir Credit Union and part of the existing dividing boundary wall at the rear of the Credit Union building.

It also requests permission to demolish the ESB sub-station in front of the existing Super Valu deliveries area as well as the access stairs and external canopy on the north eastern elevation of the Super Valu building.

Carrick Supermarkets Ltd seeks the go ahead to construct the car park extension and all associated works in the old ESB yard on the western side of the Super Valu site.

And the company proposes building a new ESB sub-station on the nortern corner of the new SuperValu car park extension along with a new boundary wall with railing and landscaping along the north eastern boundary of the car park extension.

The application proposes some changes to the SuperValu supermarket premises.

They include a new single storey goods intake extension with dock leveller and access ramp on the western side of the building, internal alterations to the existing ground floor store area and the north western fire escape stair and the extension of the existing curved canopy to the northern corner of the front of the supermarket.

Other developments proposed in the application include a new boundary wall to the rear of Carrick-on-Suir Credit Union, upgrading of the existing entrance and exit to the supermarket car park and erection of a feature sign at the extrance to the car park extension and advertisement billboard on the southern and western boundaries of the car park extension.

Carrick-on-Suir Town Council is scheduled to reach a decision on the planning application on February 22.

Members of the public have until February 1 to lodge observations or objections and to date the Council hasn’t received any submissions on planning application.