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  • An Board Pleanala made an interesting decision recently regarding the continuation of a gaming & amusement arcade they had previously granted on a temporary basis, refusing it this time around even though there was no change in planning policy.

    The applicant sought continuation of existing gaming & amusement arcade at ground floor permitted under Board reference PL35.240508 at 46 Leinster Street, Athy, Co. Kildare. The Board had previously granted a temporary 3 year permission for use as a gaming and amusement arcade.

    The building in which the use exits was formerly known as Hibernian Bank, and then it was used as insurance offices. It is a five bay three storey terrace building with an ornate design and granite finish. The site is located within an Architectural Conservation Area, and the building is a protected structure.

    There had been an issue about compliance with a condition of the original permission regarding signage. Under the proposal a partially frosted window with minimal signage was proposed.
    Kildare County Council refused permission.

    In a first party appeal to An Bord Pleanala the appellant Read the rest of this entry »

    Published on February 26, 2016 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions;
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