New Ederney community centre one step closer

THE redevelopment of Pat Murphy’s House in Ederney is a step closer as planning permission has been submitted. 
The plans are proposed by Ederney Trust in partnership with Ederney Credit Union, and aim to redevelop the former Murphy’s Cafe at Main Street for use as a health and wellbeing centre. 
The application has been submitted to the Council and is subject to approval, but the development aims to enhance facilities for the entire community. 
The application proposes that the cafe, dwelling and outbuildings will be transformed into a community facility compromising of communal space, coffee dock, consultation and therapy rooms, health studio and offices. A rear extension will form toilets and a stairway.  
 The house, which has been unused for ten years, is a listed building and is to be donated to the community by the Credit Union who are the current owners. 
The application details that the trust wants the buildings to ‘once again form a focus within the life and setting of the town, providing new facilities for the benefit of the community whilst also working closely with the character of the historic building.’
In recent years Ederney Trust has been active in finding solutions to redevelop the village’s unused buildings for a new generation of commercial, residential and recreational usage.  
A major redevelopment is currently underway at the village’s Main Street and New Street, with the site of a former shop, hardware yard and residence which has served several generations of the Maguire family since the 1840s to be used for semi-detached houses. 

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