Planning approval expired on Ballina IDA site

‘Marketing of site continuing’

Sligo News File

Planning permission for IDA lands on the outskirts of Ballina has expired, local TD Dara Calleary has been told in response to a parliamentary question.

The lands at Quignashee, zoned industrial, and purchased by Mayo County Council in 2001 are earmarked for development as a business and technology park. 

Tanaiste and Minister for Trade Leo Varadkar said the IDA is continuing to market the 10.6-acre site to prospective investors.

The agency, he added, has now appointed an engineering firm to undertake detailed technical due diligence, review the master plan design and submit an infrastructure application which the IDA expects will be ready for submission in the third quarter of 2021 “subject to on-going review.”