October 26, 2020
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County Wicklow nursing home appeals refused planning decision to An Bord Pleanála

The owners of a nursing home in a prominent location in a county Wicklow town who had their plans to extend the facility recently refused by the local authority have appealed that decision to An Bord Pleanála.

The owners of the Shannagh Bay Nursing Home on Fitzwiliam Terrace in Bray, Alan and Pauline Smith, made the application to Wicklow County Council in April to develop a new floor on top of an already approved extension currently under construction. The new floor would have provided another six bedrooms.

However, this application was rejected by Wicklow County Council last month when the local authority’s planners said the development would “be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area”.

In its ruling, the local authority also said the development would “seriously injure the residential amenities of adjoining properties, particularly in terms of overbearing, visual intrusion and overshadowing”.

The owners of Shannagh Bay nursing home dispute this decision and have lodged their appeal with the national planning authority.

A decision on the appeal is due by early December.

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