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Friday, December 12, 2014

Planning permission given for road near UCC Farm...

As many of you will know, the UCC sports ground at Curraheen known as the 'Farm' is a popular spot for runners. It's probably the only place in or near Cork city where you can run for a decent distance on a soft surface.

In 2011, I had a post up about the proposed development of a science and innovation park in the area where the UCC Farm is now.

In 2012, I had another post about how the park was approved by the Cork City Council.

The latest news is that planning permission has now been given for a road adjacent to the Farm. As you can see from the map below, the road runs from the roundabout by the Farm...past the greyhound track.....and over to a new junction by CIT. As a condition of the planning, An Bord Plean├íla said it can’t be used as a through road for traffic but only for access to the CIT and the new science and technology park.
Running area marked in yellow

While the 2.1km road won't impact the UCC Farm initially, it does mark the start of the development of the area.

The new road will also have cycle paths and footpaths so that may offer people a few more route choices.

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