Clancourt accuses Limerick council of bias against plans for urban quarter

Developer owned by the Kenny family said refusal to allow Dooradoyle project raised ‘serious concerns’ over future of city centre

Crescent Shopping Centre, Dooradoyle: Clancourt has plans to develop lands beside the Limerick shopping centre Picture: Arthur Ellis

Clancourt, the property group owned by the Kenny family, has accused Limerick city authorities of “discriminating” against its plans to develop the Dooradoyle urban quarter in favour of protecting the city centre.

The group, which controls €250 million worth of property in Ireland, has plans to develop a large-scale residential and commercial project on lands beside the Crescent shopping centre in Limerick. The proposed development has been compared to Dundrum Town Centre.

Correspondence and meeting minutes released to the Business Post under freedom of information laws show the developer has raised “very serious concerns” about the southern environs local area plan (LAP) drafted by the council.