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Plans for new hostel in Carlingford appealed to An Bord Pleanála

Plans for new hostel in Carlingford appealed to An Bord Pleanála

Plans for a new hostel in Carlingford have been held up by an appeal to An Bord Pleanála.

Last month the company behind Carlingford Adventure Centre were given the go ahead for the new facility on Dundalk Street.

They were granted conditional planning permission by Louth County Council to clear and hardcore lands for car parking, as well as to change the use of an existing dwelling house to hostel type accommodation ancillary to Carlingford Adventure Centre.

They were also given permission to make revisions to the existing vehicular entrance of the site, as well as to carry out minor alterations to facades of the dwelling, with the addition of a balcony to the rear elevation.

This decision has now been appealed by local residents John McKevitt and Anne Dearey who said they were “quite simply unable to live well in our village” due to the existing night life in Carlingford.

They said local members of the community were forced to live “under siege and in fear of walking down the street at night” because of what they must endure.

In an extensive submission they argue that Carlingford is a sustainable community but that this had not been adhered to as a result of over development.

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