The developers of a planned whiskey storage facility in the Shannonside region claim they are surprised and disappointed at the decision by Westmeath County Council to refuse the project planning permission.
Earlier this week, the local authority refused permission for the multi-million euro development on Moyvore citing that the development would be in contravention of the current county development plan and that the construction of large warehouse-style buildings would not be in keeping with the local area.
In a statement to Shannonside FM news this afternoon, Vault Storage claims that the project is of major national significance and that it will be a huge loss to the Midlands if it cannot be developed here.
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— vaultwhiskeystore (@VAULTWHISKEYIRL) February 8, 2018
Vault also claims that while the company wished to focus job creation in Westmeath, they are grateful that county Longford has also expressed an interest in the project after a feasibility study suggested one of two alternative sites could be Edgeworthstown
The company statement says that they will re-evaluate their options and take some time to explore their next move.