Local TD and Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has welcomed An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve planning permission for the Corduff Primary Care Centre, which should allow work to start this year.
“Approval by An Bord Pleanála should mean that the final hurdle has now been cleared. The HSE has stated all along that work would commence after planning permission is granted. On that basis, it should be possible for work to start this year with the centre fully open next year. Once again I want to pay tribute to the campaigners who have worked tirelessly to get the centre underway,” Minister Varadkar said.
Although Fingal County Council had already granted planning permission, the project was appealed to An Bord Pleanála. This week Pleanála signed off on the project and it’s now up to the HSE to start work on the project. The cost will be €13 million over 2 years and the project is provided for in the HSE service plan.
“Corduff Primary Care Centre will be a great asset for the community and will have a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Team, an Early Intervention Team, a dental surgery and a GP surgery. It will provide a new home for the primary care team which has been working from Hartstown,” Minister Varadkar added.
The centre will be based near Corduff Shopping Centre at Blackcourt Road, Corduff. Access will be from Blackcourt Road with a number of pedestrian access points. Several restrictions have been put in place to ensure that local residents are not affected by construction work during sleeping hours or on Sundays and bank holidays.