110 new jobs in pipeline for Longford after planning granted

Longford town is in line for a major jobs boost after planning permission was granted for a major expansion of a company.

Panelto Foods produces high-quality sandwich breads for the UK and Irish market.

It already has a 50,000-square-foot premises at the Longford Business and Technology Park at the Ballinalee Road and wants to almost double it in size, potentially leading to an extra 110 jobs.

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A planning application was lodged in June and Longford County Council has today given the plans the go-ahead, subject to 27 conditions.

The news comes despite a strong objection from Martin and Breda McLoughlin, who own a former Church of Ireland rectory at nearby Templemichael Glebe, built in 1840.

They raised fears about the impact it could have on the listed building.