Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (120)

Dan Boyle

Question:

117 Mr. Boyle asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the status of foreshore being made available in Passage West, County Cork to assist development proposals. [2610/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

My Department received an application in July 2000 for a foreshore lease for the reclamation of 4.46 acres at Passage West, County Cork for the purposes of a development comprising a hotel, riverside bar and restaurant, technology centre and office block, apartments and a car park.

In accordance with normal procedures, the Department obtained the advice of the Valuation Office on the fair commercial rental valuation of the foreshore in question and communicated the details to the project proponents. The project proponents have since requested that the amount in question be reduced. However, the Valuation Office has confirmed that it considers the amounts it recommended to be appropriate.