A local leading stakeholder has welcomed the proposals for having a food court at the Harbor of Dun Laoghaire at the ferry terminal that is currently vacant. Alistair Rumball from the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School has shown support to the idea because he thinks that the harbor area needs to have employment, footfall round the year, economic activity, and most importantly visitors. This change must drive and facilitate all of the above factors for the harbor.
According to reports, the change for the Dun Laoghaire harbor being wanted on behalf of the limited company Lapetus Investments for replacing all the vending elements for drinks and the restaurant to be located on the ground floor proposed in the new plan. Reports have been given that the plans have already passed the permission in the year 2019 itself for developing an area that is co-working and used in the different or mixed way at the pier site of St Michael.
Alistair Rumball from Irish Powerboat School and National Sailing has added something to his statement from his viewpoint. He has a total of 40 years of experience in the marine industry that he has gained by working here for so many years. He has also known people around and how they can react to the proposed changes. According to his opinion, the change that has been proposed for using the harbor will not only intrude into the use of berths along with the building for ferry terminal made earlier that was used for commercial vessels nor control the ferry services in future in that harbor.
It is necessary to make observations before bringing in the changes at the harbor of Dun Laoghaire that has been proposed beforehand. The final date for observing the changes in the planning application is on the 20th of January 2020.