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  • The Committee of Tralee Farmers’ Market referred a declaration from Tralee Town Council for review by An Bord Pleanála concerning the establishment of a farmers’ market at Manor West Retail Park in Tralee.  The Council had declared that the farmers market was not exempted development.

     The Board ruled that a farmers market which involves the sale of goods is a change of use and is development. 

    It further concluded that the establishment of a farmers’ market would generally come within the scope of exempted development as defined in Class 37 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, but exceeds the conditions and limitations of same, being held on more than 30 days a year, and would materially contravene a condition under a previous planning permission which prohibited awnings and galleries and display/storage of goods outside the premises.  The farmers market was therefore not deemed exempted development.

    Link to case on An Bord Pleanala Website

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