A proposal for a 56 space car park at James’ Street in Mitchelstown will be going out to public consultation on July 26 and any member of the public can make submissions in favour of, or in opposition to, the proposal until September 26. 

The car park which was first discussed over 3 years ago, hopes to address the concerns raised by residents over the past number of years on a number of fronts, including anti-social behaviour, Japanese Knotweed, overnight camping and other concerns. 

Public lighting will be installed, there will be no interference with the existing wall, a security fence will be put in place inside the existing boundary and a low level barrier will be put in place at the entrance to prevent high vehicles and overnight camping.

The one way system on James’ Street will remain in effect, the Japenese Knotweed will be dealt with professionally and no parking spaces on James’ Street will be effected by the development.

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