Thursday, September 22, 2022

A PLANNING appeal lodged with An Bord Pleanála regarding the refusal of permission for the construction of a seven-storey hotel in Dungarvan has been withdrawn.  

Property Developer Michael Ryan lodged an appeal at the end of May after Waterford City and County Council refused permission for the demolition and clearance of an existing two-storey building at Davitt’s Quay and the construction of the 40-bed hotel in its place.  

The Council felt that having regard to the scale and height of the proposed development at a prominent location that it would constitute a “visually dominant and discordant feature, which would be excessively domineering from many vantage points…” Notwithstanding the considered design, it would constitute a “random, ad-hoc development pattern” and would integrate poorly within the context of the setting of the site. The planners also felt it would constitute over development of the site, and would detract from the vista and setting.  

A planning appeal was lodged on May 30, but was declared withdrawn on September 7.  



Separately, An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for the construction of 77 houses at Duckspool in Dungarvan.  

An appeal was lodged with An Bord Pleanála against Waterford Council’s decision to grant permission to S&K  Carey LTD for the construction of 77 dwellings. The proposed development includes an access road, which is intended to serve the site. The Bord felt the design of the access road to be “over-engineered, and its overall function and tie-in with adjacent landholdings undefined”.  

“The proposed development is considered to represent a piecemeal and haphazard development of the lands and is therefore considered to be contrary to the requirements of Policy Objective Trans 09 of the development plan and contrary to proper planning and sustainable development of the area.” 

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