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  • Permission granted for 24 hour Lorry Park in Monaghan

    An Bord Pleanala have upheld the decision of Monaghan County Council to grant permission for a 24 hour lorry park at Clontibret, County Monaghan despite their inspector recommending a refusal.

    The proposed development included a filling station for cars and trucks, a two storey commercial building containing shop café restaurant/takeaway, offices and lounge/relax area for truck drivers. The scheme also proposed to treat effluent via an Integrated Constructed Wetland in order to address a previous refusal for a lorry park by An Bord Pleanala relating to the assimilative capacity of the adjoining stream to accept treated effluent from the proposed development.

    The Board’s Inspector was not convinced that wastewater generated by the proposed development can be satisfactorily treated by the wetland system and recommended a refusal.source: www.freefoto.com

    An Bord Pleanala did not support the inspector’s recommendation   however and granted permission. A critical element of the proposal from  the Board’s perspective was that it was predominantly within the development limit of Clontibret, which is identified as a village in the Monaghan County Development Plan 2007 – 2013.

      There have been a number of applications country-wide for truck parks and the majority have been refused by An Bord Pleanala.  The key difference with this truck park is that it was predominantly contained within a village boundary rather than an unserviced Greenfield rural location.

    Published on September 30, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions; Tagged as: , , ,
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