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An Bord Pleanála uphold decision to reject plans for six new homes on Hoey’s Lane

An Bord Pleanála uphold decision to reject plans for six new homes on Hoey’s Lane

Louth County Council’s decision to reject plans for six new homes on Hoey’s Lane in Dundalk has been upheld by An Bord Pleanála.

In February Pat McArdle submitted an application to the local authority seeking full planning permission for the demolition of The Stables, located beside the Garden Water Features Depot and opposite College Manor.

In its place he was hoping to construct six homes comprising of three semi-detached groups of houses.

The plans were refused by the council at the end of March but were subsequently appealed.

An Bord Pleanála has also now opted to refuse permission for the proposed new homes.

In reaching their decision, the board said: “The site is located in an area zoned ‘Residential, Amenity and Open Space’ in the current Development Plan for the area. The Board considers that, notwithstanding the existing non-conforming use for one former dwelling on the subject site, the proposed development for a residential development of six number units on this site would represent an intensification and would contravene materially the development objective indicated in the Dundalk and Environs Development Plan 2009-2015, as extended, and the zoning objective, as set out in Table 2.3 of this Plan, which sets out the Zoning Matrix for the zoning of land solely or primarily for recreational amenity and open space uses and where residential is not permitted within this land use zoning.

“The Board, pursuant to the provisions of section 37 (2)(b) of the Planning and Development Act, 2000, is precluded from the granting of planning permission for the proposed development as none of the provisions of section 37 (2) (b) (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) of the said Act apply in this case. The proposed development would, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”

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