May 24, 2022
Update Statement to IKC Members
Following the mandate received from the An Ard Chomhairle to examine all options for the National Show Centre, the Board have appointed CBRE to provide a consultancy, advisory, valuation and negotiation service. Once this exercise is complete, all information will be brought back to the An Ard Chomhairle for review, discussion, and a decision regarding what direction the members wish the Board to take.
As you are probably aware CBRE are one of the leading Commercial Estate Agents in the country and have great experience with development lands in the Fingal Area. We have let CBRE know of Fitzwilliam’s interest and have also asked them to contact Fingal Council to seek out their interest. If other parties show an interest, they will be directed to negotiate with CBRE.
In relation to Fitzwilliam, who have made an application to the Planning and Infrastructure Department of Fingal County Council, this is purely to request a review on the Public Safety Zone and Green Belt planning restrictions as part of the upcoming 2023 2028 Strategic Development Plan. It is important to note that the Board of the IKC have not signed any agreement, legally binding or otherwise with Fitzwilliam or indeed any other party.
And just to repeat and emphasise, there will be no decision, or agreements committed to, nor indeed can there legally be, without prior approval of An Ard Chomhairle.
This process is one that is endeavouring to find the best possible advice to assist us in finding a solution for the National Show Centre and the provision of an affordable Show Centre for decades to come.
The work and reports by CBRE will inform us all in a professional manner and will enable us to plan a pathway forward.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Irish Kennel Club CLG
24th May 2022