New convenience store given the go ahead in Jenkinstown

New convenience store given the go ahead in Jenkinstown

A new convenience store has been given the go ahead in Jenkinstown.

Fergal Finegan applied to Louth County Council for permission and outline permission for the store at Rampark, not far from the St Patrick’s GFC complex, back in November last year.

It has now been granted conditional planning permission subject to 10 conditions, mainly in relation to obligations to the local authority.

As well as a store, the new development will also include a tea and coffee dock and delicatessan.

As part of his application Mr Finegan sought the go ahead for a shop front, signage including a roller shutter, part demolition of an agricultural shed, part demolition of a derelict dwelling, solar panels on the roof of the store, car spaces, fencing in boundaries to the rear and vehicular and pedestrian access from the main road.

He has also been granted outline permission for a change of use from an agricultural shed to retail storage and outline permission for a change of use of the remainder of the derelict dwelling to retail and all associated siteworks.

The planning approval comes at the third attempt to develop the site. In August 2006 Anthony Finegan also applied for planning permission for a 925sqm retail development on the site but it was withdrawn. He also sought to build a 354.6sqm food retail store there in 2008 and was granted conditional planning permission but it was never built.

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