All derelict and unsafe structures are set to be removed from the former cheese factory in Kilmeaden in County Waterford.
Glanbia has announced that it intends to commence works with the aim of making the site more attractive for future development.
Production of cheese at the Kilmeaden factory ceased in 2005.
The existing Glanbia CountryLife branch and adjoining retail centre will not be affected by the works.
Paddy O’ Keeffe, Property Services Manager with Glanbia, said that the aim of the works is to make the site more attractive for future development.
“We are working with on a master plan proposal for the future phased development of our 64 acres of zoned land at Kilmeaden. We hope to present this to Waterford City & County Council early in 2019.”
Sixty-four acres of the 260 acres owned by Glanbia at Kilmeaden is currently designated as a strategic site in Co Waterford, together with 20 acres of adjoining land owned by South East Construction. The current Waterford County Development Plan states that the owners of the designated lands must submit a master plan for the overall development of the lands prior to any individual planning application being submitted for the site.