An Bord Pleanála has recently commenced discussions with Cloncaragh Investments, the developer behind a huge €30m housing project at Punch’s Cross in Limerick

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An Bord Pleanála has recently commenced discussions with Cloncaragh Investments, the developer behind a huge €30 million housing project at Punch’s Cross in Limerick.

More than 320 student rooms are planned, plus 32 apartments, something Mayor James Collins says there is a “huge need” for in that part of Limerick.

Towering at more than seven stories, the plans show a total of 324 students housed in a cluster, while there will be 10 one-bed apartments, 20 two-bed apartments and two three-bed apartments.

Speaking about the proposal Mayor Collins said: “It’s a site which has been derelict for some time. Everyone wants to see it developed, but we want to see a bit of balance.

“Obviously there is a huge need for residential accommodation in Limerick and that immediate area, particularly student accommodation. But we also want to make sure there is balance for existing residents in the vicinity. We must make sure it’s developed in the right way.”

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An Bord Pleanála has recently commenced discussions with Cloncaragh Investments, the developer behind a huge €30 million housing project at Punch’s Cross in Limerick. More than 320 student rooms are planned, plus 32 apartments, something Mayor James Collins says there is a “huge need” for in that part of Limerick. Towering...