Troy slams rejection of plans for Westmeath whiskey facility

A Longford-Westmeath TD has criticised the decision to refuse planning permission for a multimillion-euro whiskey-storage facility on the Longford-Westmeath border.

Westmeath County Council has turned down an application by Vault Storage to develop a 12 maturation warehouses and a whiskey-filing hall at Moyvore.

The local authority claims the proposed development would be at odds with the rural environment and would also contravene the Westmeath County Development Plan.

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Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has hit out at the decision by Westmeath County Council, describing it as an ‘own goal’.