Planning permission has been refused for 18 apartments to be developed in Athlone.
In a project estimated to cost €2.4 million, Gardarta Limited sought outline permission for the two-bedroom properties in a two and three-storey building at Warrenstown, Whitegates.
Mary Dolphin-Thorton and Brian Thorton, of 5 Saint Francis Terrace, Athlone, lodged an objection against it.
They said their commercial property is located at the roadside entrance to Sarsfield Square on the shared southern boundary to the proposed development.
They claimed the apartments would have a ‘direct negative impact’ on their property.
The council has refused permission this week.