A decision is due on an application to build a major sports complex on the Togher Road in Monasterevin.
St. Eimhín's Lawn Tennis Club Monasterevin, Monasterevin AFC & Monasterevin Community have applied for permission to build 4 international tennis federation all weather tennis courts, two mini practice courts, construction of an Athletics Track and a high grade soccer pitch.
The application would also see the construction a community and sports building to include a large multipurpose hall to cater for badminton, indoor tennis, 5 a side soccer, and basketball, squash courts, gym/fitness areas, club rooms, changing areas and other multifunctional facilities.
The plans also contain provision for a Community Childrens Outdoor Play Area.
The full details of the plans are as follows:
(a) construct 4 no. ITF (International Tennis Federation) all weather Tennis Courts with associated Seasonal Air-Dome and associated ITF Professional Court Sports Lighting including 12m masts and associated walls / fencing, and (b) construction of 2 no. ITF Mini Practice Tennis Courts with practice walls / Padel Tennis Courts with full ITF Professional Court Sports Lighting including 10m masts and associated fencing, (c) construct dedicated Community Childrens Outdoor Play Area, and associated walls / fencing, (d) construct general site fencing and general site security fencing, walls and protective netting, landscaping and associated external LED lighting and facilities, (e) construction of Athletics Track and high grade soccer pitch with associated facilities and service / storage areas, (f) construction of multi-level, multipurpose community and sports building to include large multipurpose hall to cater for badminton, indoor tennis, 5 a side soccer, basketball etc, squash courts, gym/fitness areas, club rooms, changing areas and other multifunctional facilities and all associated works, (g) construction of new external roads/ramps/paving/public viewing areas external LED lighting and various pedestrian/vehicle gates, (h) construction of new bus parking, car parking areas and adjustment of vehicle access entrance and road to the site (Togher Road) and demolition of selected existing structures as necessary, (i) provision of professional non-spill flood lighting to both grass based soccer pitches and all weather pitches and Athletics Track including associated masts of various heights, (j) provision of maintenance equipment store, (k) construction of two all weather 5 a side soccer pitches and associated fencing/site works together with refurbishing of the existing soccer pitch as a high quality training pitch again with associated fencing, (l) erection of general public signage on site as necessary, (m) provision of controlled pedestrian access to west (St Mary's Lane), to east at St Evin's Park and provision for later controlled pedestrian access with agreement to Irish Rail Station to North. In relation to all the above all associated site works
Development Address: Togher Road