A Longford Councillor says he’s disappointed Granard’s proposed new car park won’t be open in time for Christmas.
The new 40 space development will be located at the rear of the Garda Station with local representatives confident it will alleviate parking issues along Barrack Street and Main Street.
It was expected works on the project would begin in November, however Turlough McGovern says the project is now delayed due to the need for an archaeological report.
Meanwhile at a meeting of the Granard MD last week, part eight planning was approved for the demolition Houricans Hotel in favour of a multi space car park.
Councillor McGovern welcomed the approval and hopes work can begin next year on the project, he says the required report for the barrack car park was unexpected.
''Very disappointed to hear that an archeological provision was put in here on a job that we thought would definitely be started in November. And then we'd have it open for the people for parking over the festive season. And to come to our surprise, then when our local engineer to find out that this report had to be done, it's disappointing. Myself and Councillor PJ Reilly has been working on it. This is pushed out now to the New Year and I certainly hope that it won't be pushed any further.''