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  • A 10 year Permission was sought for the construction of a wind farm consisting of five wind turbines (hub height not exceeding 80m, blade diameter not exceeding 82.4m), an electrical substation building, an anemometer mast, construction and upgrade of internal access tracks, and associated works all at Rockmarshall, Co. Louth.
    Louth County Council refused permission due to due to impact on landscape (Area of Aoutstanding Natural Beauty) and shadow flicker impact on residents.
    Over 1,200 local residents had signed a petition against the development.

    Published on March 30, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions; Tagged as: , ,
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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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  • A large scale truck stop including a motel for truck drivers, 12 pump filling station, drive thru restaurant, driver resting area, picnic area etc at Carrickcarnon, Co, Louth has been refused permission by An Bord Pleanala.  Louth County Council had granted permission however the decision was appealed to the Board by third parties.  The truck stop was an off-line scheme but was quite close to the M1 motorway. 

    The Board refused permission inter alia on the basis of the scale of the development, the existing on-line M1 service stations, the rural location outside a settlement and the close proximity to an interchange.  The application was a revised version of an even larger scheme which had been refused by the Council.

    It is of note that the NRA had not objected to the scheme.

    Published on November 30, 2011 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Important An Bord Pleanala Decisions; Tagged as: , , , ,
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