New supermarket on cards for Dun Laoghaire
A NEW 'neighbourhood centre' is on the cards for South County Dublin.
Cosgrave Developments is pressing ahead with its plans to develop a new supermarket and shop units near Dun Laoghaire.
It provided additional information in relation to the new development to Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council this week.
The council said that Cosgrave Developments had applied for planning permission for the development of a "neighbourhood centre" comprising a part single-storey, part two-storey building providing a supermarket of 1,589sqm.
Seven shop units including mezzanine spaces providing 872 sqm of retail floor space are also included.
A coffee shop unit is also included in the development on a site at Honeypark, Glenageary Road Upper and Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire.
Provision for car parking spaces are also included in the planning permission application, and provision is also made for the parking of bikes.
The council said that further information in relation to the application had been furnished and is available for inspection or purchase at the offices of the planning authority.
It said that a submission or observation in relation to the further information may be made to the planning authority in writing and on payment of a fee of €20 within the specified time frame.
Additional information was requested in November last year and was received earlier this week, according to the Council.
Meanwhile, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown public library service has launched its voices spring series for 2012. It's the fifth year of the popular series which has brought world class authors to Dun Laoghaire.
Authors such as Sebastian Faulks, Jonathan Franzen, Barbara Kingsolver and Alexander McCall Smith have all participated in the event since it was initially launched.
The next event in the spring series features best-selling author Jodi Picoult who will read from her recent novel Lone Wolf on March 30.
And the series continues in April with a schedule which includes Peter Carey in conversation with Joseph O'Connor.
Carey, the double Booker prize-winner will be discussing his new novel The Chemistry of Tears. And poet Paul Durcan will also appear in April.
Finally, Irvine Welsh will be giving a reading from his new novel Skagboy towards the end of April, a prequel to his cult novel Trainspotting.
Tickets for these events can be obtained from the Pavilion Theatre. The readings take place in the Pavilion Theatre, apart from Jodi Picoult's event which is on in the County Hall, Dun Laoghaire.