5.2.3 Manufacturing

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5.2.3 Manufacturing

The Belview Port area near Ferrybank in South Kilkenny is just 4 miles from Waterford City and is an ideal location for large-scale industries and manufacturing companies.  Belview Port is the nearest major Irish port to mainland Europe providing a saving to shippers of both time and fuel while being a natural hub for the integration of port, shipping, road and rail freight services.  Existing businesses operating from there include Medite Smartply, part of the Coillte group. 

The Ferrybank Belview Local Area Plan provides ample zoned land for large scale industries, including a strategic IDA site of 53 hectares, the Marine Point Business Park and Belview Port.  Belview has all the necessary infrastructure for high volume production and is supported by significant water, waste water and gas capabilities.

Objective:

5B        To ensure that there is sufficient quantity of zoned land available and serviced at suitable locations within the City and County to maximise the potential for employment and Foreign Direct Investment in the County.

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