Petrol station developer appeals to An Bord Pleanála

A DEVELOPER wanting to build a vehicle service station with convenience shop near the Kilkenny ring road has appealed to An Bord Pleanála after planning permission was refused by Kilkenny County Council.

A DEVELOPER wanting to build a vehicle service station with convenience shop near the Kilkenny ring road has appealed to An Bord Pleanála after planning permission was refused by Kilkenny County Council.

DKS Partnership has appealed the decision regarding its plans for a vehicle service station, discount convenience retail unit with alcohol sales, restaurant with a drive-through facility and a new access road from the N10 motorway link at Blanchfieldsland, Hebron Road beside the city’s ring road and adjacent to the protected structure Hebron House.

Kilkenny County Council ruled that the development was premature “pending the determination of a road layout for the area,” that it would constitute a potential traffic hazard on a national road, that it was unclear what impact the development would have on the River Nore Special Area of Conservation and that it would “undermine the integrity of the setting of the protected structure” Hebron House.

An Bord Pleanála is due to give its decision by August 27.