Carlow company gets conditional planning approval for 33,000 square metre warehouse in Tullow

Development has the potential to bring 100 new full time jobs to a Tullow

Darren Hassett

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A warehousing company has been granted conditional planning approval for a 33,000 square metre industrial warehouse in Tullow.

Edward Nolan on behalf of Carlow Warehousing Ltd made the application and Carlow County Council this week granted conditional approval for the development at Tullowbeg, Tullow. 

Cllr Will Paton welcomed the planning decision and said the expansion has the "potential to bring 100 new full time jobs to a Tullow". 

He added: "In light of the loss of the Kerry Foods factory to Shillelagh three decades ago because of local (Tullow) objections, the news that Carlow County Council has granted conditional permission to Carlow Warehousing for the new industrial unit is very welcome.

"In particular I welcome the potential creation of 100 new jobs for families in Tullow as they struggle to make financial ends meet."

The site comprises the existing warehouse site of 2.09 hectares and extended into adjoining lands of 6.52 hectares.

The development includes the construction of a metal clad industrial warehouse unit with a ground floor area of 32,954m2 and a 135m2 single storey plantroom annex.

It will be accessed through the existing entrance and estate roadway extending from the public roadway R725 and also via a proposed new emergency exit onto the L1024 public roadway to Rathoe.

The development will be connected to the existing public watermain within the applicant's existing site and will include access roadway around the proposed warehouse, loading bay and dock levelers, canopy structures over loading areas, palisade fencing and landscaped soil berms along the site perimeter, concrete and asphalt surfacing, and all associated siteworks.