The Royal Hotel Boyle - Have Your Say!

Royal Hotel Boyle

This key town centre site is situated on the northern bank of the Boyle River. Roscommon County Council believe it is deserving of a central role in the future life of the town of Boyle. The building had been used as a hotel until approximately a decade ago when the Royal Hotel ceased trading. The building has lain vacant since then and its condition has deteriorated significantly since closure. Roscommon County Council has purchased the Royal Hotel Site and now wishes to consult with the people of Boyle and open discussion on practical, constructive and sustainable solutions for the future use of this site. What is your vision for the site?

Please Note Before Making Your Submission:

The site is zoned for ‘Core Town Centre’ uses in the current Boyle Local Area Plan. We have learned that the most successful town centre development offers, not just one, but a rich variety of related and complementary uses which attract and sustain town centre communities. Link to map: http://www.roscommoncoco.ie/en/Services/Planning/Roscommon-County-Council-Planning-Publications/Roscommon-County-Council-Planning-Publications/Local-Area-Plans/Current-Plans/Variation-No-1-%20BLAP-2015-2021/Map%2013.pdf

Some uses compatible with this zone may include:

  • Civic Building                               
  • Residential Spaces
  • Public Open Spaces                      
  • Commercial Spaces
  • A mix of Shops

Flood Risk

Flooding Concerns: 

  • A significant proportion (over half) of the overall Royal Hotel site, (including over 90% of the out-buildings) are within a Flood Zone, as set out in the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) of the Boyle Local Area Plan.   
  • Proposals will only be considered in a flood zone where it is demonstrated that they will not have adverse impacts or impede access to a watercourse, floodplain or flood protection and management facilities, or increase the risk of flooding to other locations.
  • A significant proportion (over half) of the overall Royal Hotel site, (including over 90% of the out-buildings) are within a Flood Zone, as set out in the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) of the Boyle Local Area Plan.

How Was Flood Zone Identified?

Flood zones were identified as part of the SFRA, which was prepared by a flood risk and environmental planning consultant, who carried out an independent assessment for the purposes of informing the Boyle Local Area Plan. Flood Zone A was identified as the zone in which the probability of flooding from the Boyle River is highest (1 in 100 chance in any year).

Other Important Information:  

1. The publicans licence associated with the Hotel expired in September 2010.

2. The Royal Hotel is not a protected structure but is within the Boyle Town Architectural Conservation Area.

3. Once all submissions have been reviewed by Roscommon County Councils Economic Development Team, a report will be prepared for the Elected Members of Roscommon County Council as required by Planning Law. The findings will then be shared with the members of Boyle Town Team.

Submission Deadline 17/11/2017

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