Well-known Longford man lodges objection to Carrick-on-Shannon shop and cafe plans

A well-known Longford resident is objecting to a commercial development in Carrick-on-Shannon that would create 15 jobs.

Liam Madden claims the retail farm shop and café is not suitable for the area because of zoning issues.

Liam and Justina Gavin have a similar facility called Drumanilra in Boyle town centre.

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They now plan to create a new retail farm shop, café, butchery and bakery in Shannonside Retail Park at the Dublin Road in Carrick-on-Shannon.

They’ve asked Leitrim County Council for permission to change the use of a unit to facilitate the development.

But Liam Madden, care of McDonnell Solicitors in Longford town, claims it’s unsuitable for the area because the unit is zoned for ‘bulk goods retail’.

He says the facility shouldn’t be located in the periphery of Carrick, but should be situated in the centre of the town.

The council is due to make a decision on the application by October 23rd.