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Waterford developments

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  • Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭azimuth17


    I was there yesterday and last week and the week before and paid 2.40E each time?



  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭ArtVandelay76


    You can get your ticket validated if you spend €10



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,011 ✭✭✭iseegirls


    When shopping in Dunnes Stores for the City Square carpark?



  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭ArtVandelay76


    In the Glen Aldi, although i'm not sure if they stiil do it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,411 ✭✭✭JohnC.




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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,011 ✭✭✭iseegirls


    Nice to see so much activity going on the in the Old Waterford Glass on the Cork Road. Quite stark to see how much demolition was done to the oldest part of the showrooms.

    Also good to see Garvey's, the off-licence and adjacent bungalow house (which was left empty for years) have been demolished with new 1 and 2 bed appartments going in.



  • Registered Users Posts: 301 ✭✭Muttley79


    https://www.wlrfm.com/news/planning-granted-for-582-bed-student-accommodation-in-waterford-358478



  • Registered Users Posts: 301 ✭✭Muttley79


    This would be a great addition to Waterford with student accommodation and hopefully the start of some positive knock on effects from it.

    Does anybody know what the story is with the yellow house pub on the cork Rd besides from the rats making it their home the last few years?



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,134 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    wrong location unfortunately, as it ll cause a lot of problems for the locals, the old crystal sports ground is a far better site, but the accommodation is desperately needed, i feel for the locals, but shur thats it, hopefully it wont cause too many problems….

    it is good to see more accommodation in general coming on stream though, its been badly needed for a very long time now



  • Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭azimuth17


    That is a very guarded assertion. Its near the college, on a brownfield/reclaimed site. There are comparable student villages on Inner Ring Road and in Manor Village. There has never been any negative publicity from either. If you cant have student accommodation on an empty site near the college, to help with urban density, where can you have it?

    The last time you posted on this subject, the feeling became evident that you lived in that area, or had connections with it. For all your constant talk about economics, you want to push people further out from the centre of the city to the Crystal Sports grounds. Away from you?

    NIMBY?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 29,134 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    no, its a very common opinion for some of the locals, and sure ive come around to the opinion to, fcuk'em!

    …just as long as the building goes up, fcuk'em….

    ..are you serious, the old crystal sports ground is too far away, are you serious!

    ..again, most students now drive, i.e. the difference of a minute or two to the college, if even!

    …once again, the area has a history of anti-social behavior from students, i.e. theres now simply too many in the area, solution, spread them out….

    …the sports ground is much bigger, so more accommodation can fit in their, with far better facilities, and with a sports facility on site, what more would be needed…

    far more noise absorption could also be implemented onto the site, vegetation etc, theres less space on the site thats gonna be built

    …anyhow, its done and dusted, as was always gonna be, so yea, id have to agree, fcuk the locals….



  • Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭azimuth17


    If you felt that strongly about it, you could have objected to it.

    And dont suggest please that I dismiss resident's concerns.

    Your NIMBYism shines through.

    By way of edit, the point is moot. Permission granted. Lets leave it be.

    Post edited by azimuth17 on


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭914


    But the crystal site (sports grounds) is up for sale so it's not like Frisby is just gonna say "you know what, I own the land here adjacent to the factory, but it might not be the right location so I'll spend a couple of million on another site, spend another year or two with planning and then leave the current site that I own sitting idle".

    A private developer owns a site, puts in for planning for what they see fit you can not move said developer to another location.

    Had the college been made a stand alone Uni they would have been in a position to borrow and could have developed student accommodation on site (crystal factory site) or even been in a position to also purchase crustal sports grounds and construct student accommodation, instead SETU can not borrow so it is reliant on the private sector to build develop such accommodation.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,502 ✭✭✭Asdfgh2020


    a lot of contributors make some crazy statements alright, they seem to think doing a large scale development such as a 587 student accommodation campus is just like buying a car from a dealer



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭914


    Tower hotel has submitted planning to demolish the buildings on Lombard St/Rose lane (Alfie hales pub and adjoining buildings) and are looking to build a 4 story hotel building.



  • Registered Users Posts: 301 ✭✭Muttley79


    Fingers crossed this gets done as it's a huge eyesore.



  • Registered Users Posts: 743 ✭✭✭Dunmoreroader


    Wait a minute; have we not been here before? In 2019, the Council said grand, go ahead, Monica Leech objected and An Bord Planala said no, you can't knock listed buildings, which WCCC should have said in the first place.

    What am I missing?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,470 ✭✭✭914


    This is not the buildings opposite the art gallery, this is where Alfie's was located and the two adjoining buildings on the corner of rose lane



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,452 ✭✭✭Chip Whitley


    Scaffolding has begun to be erected around the buildings opposite the art gallery.

    Side note: does anyone know what is going in to the Kings pub, next to GOMA?



  • Registered Users Posts: 383 ✭✭Valhalla90


    Can someone verify is there scaffolding on the Argos unit in town? Haven’t been in.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭Dum_Dum_2


    Can't verify that without the catalogue number.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,011 ✭✭✭iseegirls


    Didn't notice anything there today.

    All seems very quiet regarding Aldi in City Square for at least the last 2-3 months. Their target of a Spring/summer opening will definitely be missed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 980 ✭✭✭azimuth17


    friend of mine is an engineer with Aldi, says they have a queue of stuff nationally, but would not comment on Aldi locally.



  • Registered Users Posts: 285 ✭✭ArtVandelay76


    A small hotel or guest house type of thing i believe.



  • Registered Users Posts: 792 ✭✭✭Glenomra


    imo it is a pity that the Waterford electorate voted against the proposal to have a directly elected Mayor. The recent election of one in Limerick seems to be potentially very positive. If Waterford had a single capable individual promoting the city and various developments it could only be beneficial. The airport, university etc etc would all have greater chance of investment\development if they had an elected Mayor, serving for a five tear term, enjoying regular contact with government ministers .



  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭Dum_Dum_2


    In reality it would be another fall-guy to take the blame.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 ✭✭✭Deiseen


    Sometimes we don't help ourselves do we.

    Hopefully it is revisited as other cities also rejected it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,502 ✭✭✭Asdfgh2020


    surely the CE’s of all local authorities have a huge amount of regular contact with gubber-mint ministers and departments and ‘know the system’ that is local gubbermint better than anyone coming in from the ‘private sector’…?



  • Registered Users Posts: 743 ✭✭✭Dunmoreroader


    Presumably Limerick ccc will still have a Chief Executive who will work under the new directly elected Mayor who will have all those connections and know-how but they are not answerable to the local electorate; the Mayor is.

    We were lucky to have had such an effective CE in Michael Walsh but he didn't have to answer to the citizens of Waterford. The next person in may not be as good but even if they are, we are loosing out in comparison to what influence Limerick will now have with a directly elected Mayor. CE's will always be Civil Servants, think and talk like Civil Servants i.e. very circumspect whereas Limericks Mayor can let rip in the press, at his party Ard Deis, at meetings with Ministers, if his City is not getting it's fair share.

    Our system of government is way too centralised, with too much power with unelected Civil servants in government ministries and local authorities. This has been to Irelands detriment generally but has been especially bad for Waterford. As we have no government Ministers worth talking about, we could really do with the kind of voice Limerick now has.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,196 ✭✭✭Junior


    Any idea when that B&Q store is going to break ground ?



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