Cork’s new town for 13,000 people faces ‘serious’ delays

Cork’s new town for 13,000 people faces ‘serious’ delays
Michael O'Flynn

1000-acre site at Monard draws objections over lack of infrastructure

Plans to build a new town for 13,000 people in Cork could be “delayed indefinitely” despite a “serious medium-term housing shortage” risk, Cork County Council has warned.

It was responding to objections from locals and a major developer to its plan to designate the 1,000-acre greenfield Monard site seven kilometres north of Cork city as a strategic development zone (SDZ) for up to 5,800 homes.

An Bord Pleanála rejected the plans for Monard in 2013, but a...

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