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An Bord Pleanála rule in favour of Cargotec in dispute over building with Brook Street residents

An Bord Pleanála rule in favour of Cargotec in dispute over building with Brook Street residents

An Bord Pleanála have rejected an appeal by the Brook Street Residents’ Association against Cargotec Engineering’s plans for an extension to their premises off the Ardee Road.

Last November the company, formerly Moffett’s, were granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council to construct a single storey detached building consisting of changing rooms and toilets, along with a covered walkway.

However, this was appealed by local residents in December.

Now An Bord Pleanála has decided in favour of the company subject to revised conditions, which mainly relate to the time that the works can be carried out – from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 2pm on Saturday’s.

In reaching their decision the board said: “Having regard to the established industrial use of the site and the pattern of existing development in the area, it is considered that, subject to compliance with the conditions set out below, the proposed development would not seriously injure the amenities of the area or of property in the vicinity and would not conflict with the objectives of the current development plan for the area. The proposed development would, therefore, be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”

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