Planning permission has been granted for the partial demolition of the old Lanney’s Supervalu at Market Street in Ardee.
The permission was sought by Escadia Ltd which is headed by Paul and Margaret Lanney who have run the SuperValu store in Ardee for nearly 30 years.
The partial demolition will facilatate the creation of a new pedastrian walk way that will link Market Street to Ash Walk.
The development will also see the construction of a replacement extension to the ground floor incorporating a new stairway.
The ground floor will be used for either retail or office use and upper floors will be for office use.
The proposed development works from part of the second phase of the redvelopment of the former SuperValu site.
The first phase was completed in 2007 with the opening of the state-of-the-art 2,670sqm SiperValu store at Ash Walk.
The move was part of a plan to develop a 10,460 sqm shopping centre in the heart of Ardee.
The new pedestrian walk way will be partially covered by a glazed canopy that will extend westwards from Market Street.
The shop front will also be given a face lift with all upper level windows and the roof being replaced.
Additional signage and landscaping was also granted permission along with 46 new car parking spaces and all site development works.