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Two extensions planned to The Clermont Arms in Blackrock

Two extensions planned to The Clermont Arms in Blackrock

Plans have been submitted for two extensions to The Clermont Arms in Blackrock on lands to the side and rear of the HR Blackrock Mini Market on Sandy Lane.

Talk of the Town first revealed in April that the Main Street pub had sold having been placed on the market with a €1.25 million asking price in September 2018.

Since then the new owners the Goodman family have been undertaking a major renovation project at The Clermont with the promise that it would re-open this autumn.

Now Lorsden Unlimited Company have submitted a planning application to Louth County Council seeking retention and permission for the proposed works.

They are seeking planning permission for a two storey extension (82sqm) to provide storage and lobby at ground floor level and storage and staff amenities at first floor level, as well as an external access ramp to the rear of The Clermont Arms.

They are also seeking to construct a single storey extension (85sqm) to the rear of The Clermont Arms to provide a terrace bar with an external retractable open-sided awning on the south elevation.

A total of 22 car park spaces is also planned to the rear of the Clermont Arms with new vehicular access onto Sandy Lane.

They have also sought the go ahead for associated façade signage, hard and soft landscaping, external lighting, footpaths, boundary treatments and all other works needed to facilitate the development.

Retention permission is also sought for the following: (i) alterations to the front façade to Main Street to include the replacement of five windows and four doors; (ii) an external fire escape stairwell to the northern elevation from ground to second floor level; (iii) construction of a new plant room (at first floor level) and lift shaft (at first and second floor level) to the rear; (iv) demolition of a single storey extension to the rear (11 sqm) and the construction of a replacement extension (60.3 sqm) to provide WCs, lobby and additional bar/restaurant floor area; (v) single storey plant building (12 sqm), water tank, boundary treatments and bin storage area.

A decision on the matter is due by December 10th.