Health Check highlights Glanmire potential

The Echo, Saturday, March 2, 2024 , By Breda Graham  

Cork City Council, Glanmire Area Community Association, and Glanmire Chamber of Commerce recently launched the findings of a new Health Check report on the area. The Health Check, which was funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and Cork City Council under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme, was launched on Thursday evening at the Glanmire Church Parish Hall. The report found that Glanmire has the potential to strengthen as a town and develop as an area with improved liveability.

The results of the research carried out as part of the report provided recommendations on how to reduce the dispersed nature of the Glanmire area, creating an identifiable town centre. The report found that Glanmire’s vibrant community and distinctive built heritage have been fundamental to the identity of Glanmire and will require significant consideration in achieving a more distinctive town centre for the community. It also identified Glanmire’s dispersed commercially focused areas as a matter that must be addressed in identifying a centralised town centre for Glanmire.

The report also found a need to undertake a wider assessment of existing social and recreational infrastructure and to identify suitable locations for such infrastructure to meet the demands of Glanmire’s growing population. A number of major regeneration projects and initiatives are currently being progressed in Glanmire. These include the Glanmire Flood Relief Project and the delivery of 15 projects under the Local Roads Improvement Scheme.

The findings of the Health Check will assist in identifying what other initiatives are required in developing an overall planning framework for the Glanmire area. Cork City Council thanked the Glanmire Area Community As- sociation (GACA), Glanmire Chamber of Commerce, elected members from the North East Ward Cork City Council electoral area, staff from Cork City Council, and the residents of Glanmire for their input and support in the report. Cork City Council also thanked Wessel Vosloo and his team from The Planning Partnership who carried out the research and finalised the report.

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