Permission sought for two more direct provision centres in Offaly town
AN application has been made to Offaly County Council for two additional direct provision facilities in Tullamore.
A decision is due later this month on an application by Bridgestock Care Ltd for a change of use of two protected structures in the town to accommodate ''protected persons.''
The first is in relation to a house with the title 'Florence' on High Street and the development seeks permission for a change of use along with existing fenestration and the conversion of a shed to a utility room.
The other application relates to number 19, High Street, and also applies for a change of use to provide accommodation for people under the direct provision scheme.
It seeks to change existing outbuildings into additional accommodation. A decision is due by November 29.
Bridgestock Care already operates a direct provision centre at the former Marian Hostel on High Street which opened in 2020 and provides living quarters for 168 people.
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