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24 Sept 2022

Decision to refuse new housing development in Knockbridge goes to appeal

Decision appealed to An Bord Pleanála

Decision to refuse new housing development in Knockbridge goes to appeal

Decision to refuse new housing development in Knockbridge goes to appeal

The decision to refuse a new 54 unit housing development in Knockbridge, Dundalk has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

Louth County Council refused a planning application by Cuchulainn Developments for a proposed development, that would have seen seven detached four-bed houses, 24 semi-detached three-bed houses, 17 terraced three-bed houses, four terraced two-bed houses and two detached four/five-bed houses built at Ballinlough in Knockbridge.

Planning was refused by the local authority for the development for a number of reasons. These reasons included the proposed development would result in an over development of the site and is disproportionate to the size of the village; inadequate information provided in relation to surface water disposal, potential for flooding within the site; and fears the development may result in overlooking and loss of privacy of existing neighbouring sites.

Louth County Council made the decision on 7 July to refuse planning permission for the development, with Cuchulainn Developments lodging the appeal with An Bord Pleanála on 3 August. The case is due to be decided upon by An Bord Pleanála by 6 December 2022.

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