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Planning board upholds residents objection to St Eunan’s development

first_imgNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – August 3, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleAdverse weather and blight puts Donegal potato farmers under pressureNext article343 complaints made on local authority estates but still no evictions News Highland An Bord Pleanala has rejected plans for the development of St Eunan’s college in Letterkenny, upholding an objection lodged by a local residents association.The plans included the demolition of the1979 annexe to the rear of the school and the existing gymnasium to be replaced by a new 900 pupil school building on three floors alongside and to the rear of the existing school building.Aspects of the plans were objected to by the Hawthorn Heights Residents Association – In a submission they expressed their shock that permission was granted for the development on a number of grounds.The group expressed concern that no report had been compiled to determine what impact the development would have on the remaining protected structure.Other concerns included the over-development of what is described as a restricted area – the residents are concerned that the new building would have a detrimental impact on residential amenities and the value of their properties.They also say the development would have an adverse visual and flooding impact.The residents say their concerns have been exacerbated by both the applicant and architects and the approach they have adopted claiming their concerns have been ignored, dismissed and undermined.An Bord Pleanala, for the most part, upheld the residents concerns and refused permission.center_img Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Planning board upholds residents objection to St Eunan’s development Twitter Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more