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Plan to convert former OpenHydro premises into storage facility for Greenore Port

Plan to convert former OpenHydro premises into storage facility for Greenore Port

Plans have been drawn up to convert the former OpenHydro building in Greenore into a storage facility for Greenore Port.

Around 100 staff in the tidal energy firm’s Greenore office lost their jobs when provisional liquidators were appointed to the firm in July 2018.

The premises has been lying idle since then but now Greenore Port Unlimited have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council to put it into use.

They plan on changing the use of the former OpenHydro building (1,607sqm) from light engineering and office to storage for port commodities such as agricultural fee, fertilizer and rock and salt.

They also plan to remove and close up an existing vehicular access door on the north east elevation and reinstate and render a facade to match the existing facade.

The development to be applied for is within Greenore Port’s landholding within which curtilage also exists the water tower, lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s cottage which are all included in Louth’s Record of Protected Structures, ref. LH009-01, LH009-43, LH009-44 respectively.

A decision on the matter will be made by November 26th.

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