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An Bord Pleanála give the go ahead for conversion of Seatown Place buildings

An Bord Pleanála give the go ahead for conversion of Seatown Place buildings

An Bord Pleanála have given the go ahead for 1 and 2 Seatown Place in Dundalk to be converted into two houses.

Earlier this year KJR Holdings were granted planning permission by Louth County Council to convert the Kincora House building as well as build a three storey extension to the rear of 2 Seatown Place for residential use. They were also given the go ahead for a coffee shop on the ground floor of 1 Seatown Place.

The planning permission came through almost 12 months after they had initially submitted it in April 2016, with the process held up by a number of objections and a request for further information.

Perhaps unsurprisingly given that fact, an appeal was subsequently lodged by Orla Keegan against the local authority’s decision but An Bord Pleanála has now decided to grant permission for the development, albeit with some revised conditions.

One of those conditions is that the proposed extension to 2 Seatown Place is reduced to two storey while the café is to be omitted. The rear garden also must be reorganised “so as to provide equal areas of private open space for the two dwellings.”

It was also stated that “the two dwellings shall each be used as a private dwelling house and shall not be sub-divided into multi-occupancy or amalgamated or used for any other purpose.”

An Bord Pleanála said that, subject to compliance with the conditions set out, the proposed development would not seriously injure the amenities of the area or of property in the vicinity, would be acceptable in terms of traffic impact and would, therefore, be in accordance with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.

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