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  • Large-scale mixed-use development granted in Carlow Town

    Permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanala for a large-scale, town centre, mixed use development in Carlow. 

    The development involves the demolition of the existing Penney’s Store and Hanover Shopping Centre and adjoining buildings. It is proposed to construct a retail development with a gross floor area of 26,071 sqm comprising of 36 units, a cafe and food court, an occasional farmers market, offices and 30 residential units. The development will be contained in a two, three, five and seven storey structure over a single level underground car park.  The proposed development represents a 26% reduction and revision of a previously approved mixed use development on the same site

    Carlow Town Council granted permission for the development however it was appealed by a neighbouring resident.  An Bord Pleanala upheld the Council’s decision on the basis of the town centre zoning of the site, the policies in the development plan, the pattern of development in the area and the planning history.  However, they conditioned the omission of 6 retail units primarily from the upper levels of the development.

    Published on November 25, 2011 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions; Tagged as: , , , ,
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