An Bord Pleanála rejects plans to redevelop landmark site beside M11 in county Wicklow
An Bord Pleanála has upheld a decision to refuse planning permission for a mixed retail and residential development on a prominent site in county Wicklow, to allow for the development of the M11.
In January, Wicklow County Council refuse permission for Clearwater Properties Ltd plans to build the mixed-use development at Pluck’s bar and restaurant in Kilmacanogue, situated right beside the M11/N11 route. “The site of the proposed development is located within an area considered for a future national road scheme,” it said at the time.
Clearwater were hoping to build a three-storey building to the side of Plucks with four ground-level retail/restaurant units, two office suites, and four apartments across the first and second floors.
An outlying building was to be demolished as part of the plans and a separate two-storey restaurant building created.
Wicklow Council noted that the development was in an area under consideration for a proposed improvement scheme for the N11/M11 Motorway at Junction 8.
Clearwater Properties Ltd appealed Wicklow Council’s decision to An Bord Pleanála, however, the national planning authority upheld the decision of the local authority.
In making their decision, An Bord Pleanála said: “Having regard to the Wicklow County Council Development Plan, 2016-2022, which promotes the upgrading of the N11/M11, it is considered that the proposed development would be premature pending the determination of the road layout for the area or any part thereof.
“The proposed development would, therefore, be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area,” An Bord Pleanála concluded.