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Planning approval upheld for new Carrick on Shannon McDonalds

Jun 10, 2022 12:06 By Shannonside News
Planning approval upheld for new Carrick on Shannon McDonalds Planning approval upheld for new Carrick on Shannon McDonalds
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The application was granted by Leitrim County Council last year before an appeal was brought to An Bord Pleanála.

The higher planning authority have greenlit the construction of a new McDonald's restaurant in Carrick on Shannon.

The proposed drive thru fast food outlet at the Rosebank Retail Park on the Dublin Road was granted permission by Leitrim County Council last year after an application from McDonalds Restaurants Ireland Ltd.

Following it's approval in September 2021, an appeal was lodged by EMAC Catering Ltd, calling on the planning body to overturn the councils decision.

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The group raised concerns over traffic issues, the proximity of a local secondary school and the presence of an existing fast food drive thru in the same retail park.

Those concerns were echoed by several local residents who issued submissions to Leitrim County Council during the initial planning application.

The fast food giant plans to develop the Dublin Road site as a 2 storey drive thru restaurant with 31 car parking spaces, bicycle parking and outdoor seating.

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An Bord Pleanala granted the application with 15 revised conditions.

These include a provision that Japanese Knot Weed at the site be treated and that any odour emissions from the outlet be controlled.

The developer will also be required to pay a contribution fee to the planning authority and to liaise with Leitrim County Council to ensure traffic requirements in and around the site are managed.

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