Plans for two new media screens on Ramparts Road rejected by council
Plans for two new media screens on the Ramparts Road in Dundalk have been rejected by Louth County Council.
Arabtec Limited have submitted a planning application last month seeking permission for the provision of two media screen signs on the south/west and north/east gable elevations of The Rampart Court.
However, after consideration by the local authority this has now been refused.
In reaching their decision, the council said: “The two proposed media screen signs by reasons of their size, type and position on the gables of a prominent building located on a key thoroughfare within Dundalk would be visually intrusive and would seriously injure the visual amenities of the area and the residential amenity of the residents at Rampart Court, Rampart Mill and Williamson’s Place.
“Furthermore the proposed sign on the north-eastern facade requires the removal of windows serving apartment units which would adversely impact on the residential amenities of those occupants.
“It is considered that the proposed development would, therefore, set an undesirable precedent for similar type developments and be contrary to proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”