Darver Castle plan

DARVER Castle is seeking permission from Louth County Council (LCC) for a development which includes a civil ceremony chapel.

DARVER Castle is seeking permission from Louth County Council (LCC) for a development which includes a civil ceremony chapel.

Aidan Carville lodged the planning application on December 20 last seeking retention permission for changing an agricultural shed into a civil ceremony chapel.

The proposed Darver Castle development also includes two bedroom blocks comprised of 26 bedrooms, reception, storage and staff facilities.

Mr Carville is hoping to change two existing stable blocks into six bedroom suites. The plan provides for an extension to the existing restaurant to provide waiting area, bar and covered walkway.

Retention permission is being sought for the gym which was turned into a public bar, and unauthorised laundry and storage buildings.

Darver Castle is a protected structure and as a result it is now seeking permission to remove previously installed PVC windows and replace them with timber sash windows.

Retention permission is also being sought for a two-storey extension which was added to Darver Castle pre-1977, and the change of use from domestic to commercial reception, and modified signage on the N52.