Plans for a new housing estate on the outskirts of Ardee have been refused planning permission by Louth County Council.
Joe Whyte Building and Development Ltd were originally granted planning for the development on the Carrickmacross Road/N33 a few years back but it was never built due to the recession and downturn in the construction industry.
However, in February they applied for an extension of their planning permission for the 24 apartments that were planned for a site that is bounded by the Carrickmacross Road (N2) and N33 Link Road between the N2 roundabout and the N52 roundabout at the north end of Ardee.
However, the council have refused the request for a planning extension on the basis that the County Development Plan and Border Regional Planning Guidelines have changed since the original permission was granted with the local authority insisting that “the subject development would no longer be consistent with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”
The development was to include the demolition of a habitable dwelling. The new development was then to consist of a one bed unit, 12 two bed units, 6 three bed units and 5 four bed units.
There would also have been an underground car park and access ramp with 48 car spaces, storage areas and lift from basement level to ground floor level.
All necessary site development works would also have been carried out including the provision of three surface car spaces, access from the Carrickmacross Road, paving, landscaping, boundary treatment, public lighting, two pedestrian access points to the public footpath adjacent to the bus stop on the N33 Link Road and all connections to the public watermain, foul and surface water facilities.