The owner of the old Creamery House site in Castlecomer has been granted planning permission to create a new vehicular access to the site.
The permission was sought by John McDermott because “a potential purchaser requires a right of access to the building from the original access route, i.e from the creamery yard,” according to the planning file. “The applicant, who is the owner of the subject site, is attempting to sell the property, which is proving difficult due to an inherited agreement regarding access to the Creamery House itself.”
Planning permission was granted in December 2007 for works to the Creamery House and new mixed-use development, including apartments, retail space and a restaurant, although “this permission was never implemented.” On an adjoining site, planning permission was granted to Comerway Developments in May 2011 for an anchor convenience store, retail units, cafe/restaurant, offices, housing units and exhibition space.
With the applicant “unable to get consent from the current owners of the adjoining property to access the site from the roadway that is proposed to lead from High Street/ Chatsworth Street to the Ballinakill Road ... the applicant now proposes to gain access from Barrack Street as permitted under the previous planning permission on the site,” according to the planning file.