Plans for the development of Doolin Pier are to be put before An Bord Pleanála by the end of this year.
A visitor services building is to be constructed at Doolin Pier as part of the plans which also focuses on enhancements of the public realms and improvements to transporting between the pier and the village.
Additional lands are required for the proposal and therefore approval must be obtained from An Bord Pleanála to acquire them compulsorily.
Seán Lenihan of Clare County Council’s project management office acknowledged that the project “got complicated as it was tied in with the visitor strategy”. He added, “If we tried to do everything at the one time we would get nothing done”.
Works has been completed on the layout of the building and car park but Lenihan flagged that the wastewater treatment for the building must be looked at. He detailed that it is intended to submit the project before An Bord Pleanála in October.