Dundalk as it Happens
Plans for major revamp of Point Road shop expected to be held up by planning appeal
Plans for a massive revamp of the XL shop on the Point Road in Dundalk are expected to be held up by a planning appeal.
Michael and Martina Dillon were granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council last month to demolish the existing retail unit and overhead accommodation, as well as an adjoining derelict dwelling house and outbuildings at 64-66 Point Road.
In its place they were given the go ahead to construct a three storey building (12.63m high) comprising of a retail unit with ancillary office and store at ground floor level and three two bedroom two storey apartments with roof top gardens on the northern end of the site. There would also be two one bed single storey apartments contained in one block located to the southern end of the site.
Permission was also secured for a bin storage area, car parking and associated site development works.
Local residents recently submitted an appeal on the application to An Bord Pleanála and while it was deemed invalid they are expected to return with a follow up appeal soon.