Brubakers given permission to retain smoking area

Part of the smoking area in Brubakers

Part of the smoking area in Brubakers

Brubakers were recently granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council to retain their smoking area on the first floor of the venue at 39 Park Street.

The matter has been rumbling on since late 2013 when owners Peaken Properties Ltd lodged an An Bord Pleanala appeal against Dundalk Town Council’s decision to grant them permission to retain it, subject to six conditions.

The local authority claimed at the time that there had been an increase in floor space for the smoking area, which would have meant an increase in rates being paid. However, Declan and Bernie Muckian of Peaken Properties said that an existing office space was converted to form an addition to the small smoking area that was already there.

This time permission was granted subject to five conditions although the request for a rates increase was removed.

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