06 Jul 2022

Council's planning decision on new Lidl in Bagenalstown APPEALED to An Bord Pleanála

It includes a coffee shop

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The planning application lodged looks for the construction of a single storey supermarket

Carlow County Council's decision to grant planning permission for a new Lidl in Bagenalstown has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

The German retailer submitted a new application on February 8 of last year for the construction of a supermarket in the town and a decision was due by the local authority on April 4.

However, the Council on April 3 sought "further information" on the application and it was "on hold" for several months. 

According to the Council's planning website, the local authority received the "further information" from Lidl on December 19 of 2019. 

Planning permission was granted in January of this year and the Council attached 26 conditions.

However, the planning decision has since been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

The case is due to be decided by June 8 of this year. 

The planning application lodged looks for the construction of a single storey supermarket including an off-licence sales area (Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 2,268sqms; a coffee shop (GFA 210sqms); plaza and enhanced public realm and landscaping. 

The development at Royal Oak Road, Moneybeg, Bagenalstown would include a single point of vehicular access and egress, off and to the Royal Oak Road; an ESB sub-station building (GFA 23sqms) and a bin storage unit of (circa GFA 6sqms).

It would also allow for the provision of car and cycle parking and two electric vehicle charging spaces; trolley bays (GFA 38sqms); boundary treatment, hard and soft landscaping, drainage and underground services and associated site development works as required.

The development includes all signage.

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