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  •  A question came before An Bord Pleanala as to whether a proposed coffee sales area (16.8 square metres) within the existing retail unit at Keane’s Garden Centre, Kilcolgan Village, County Galway is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.

    The floor area of the coffee sales area would form 21.5% of the retail unit. No seating is proposed.

    Galway County Council ruled that the provision of a coffee sales area within the garden centre does not constitute ancillary development and was not exempted development.

    The owner referred the matter to An Bord Pleanala arguing, inter alia, that the retail unit had the benefit of planning permission, there were no external changes, the sale of coffee would be subsidiary to the main retail use, there would be no seating and the Board had previously ruled that other small scale changes of use within retail units did not constitute development.

    The Board’s Inspector ruled that Read the rest of this entry »

    Published on March 5, 2013 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Exempted Development, Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions, Retail Planning; Tagged as: , ,
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