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  • In something of a throw-back to Celtic tiger days a large-scale residential application has been approved by An Bord Pleanala.  Such applications are a rarity these days.

    The application initially consisted for a mixed use development comprising 281 residential units, a public park (4.91 h) community buildings, a 3 storey neighbourhood centre, new road junction access off Drogheda Road (N2) and associated works at Rathgory, Mulledrillen, Drogheda Road, Ardee, Co. Louth.  Permission was sought for a 10 year period.

    The NRA objected to the proposed development stating that, notwithstanding the zoning designation of the land, the authority is concerned that the development as proposed will have a significant detrimental impact on the capacity, safety and operational efficiency on the national road network.

    Louth County Council granted permission but the DoEH&LG and a local residents group appealed the decision. 

    The applicants sent revised layouts into the Board reducing the number of units to 140.

    The ABP Inspector concluded that Read the rest of this entry »

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