Having been appealed in November, the application to build a three-storey apartment block behind The Wicklow Arms in Delgany has been approved by An Bord Pleanala.
The decision was taken on March 16th with the results, we’re assured, due to be posted on the An Bord Pleanala website later today.
This will come as a major disappointment to the residents of the small Wicklow village, who had appealed against Wicklow County Council’s original granting of planning permission in October of last year.
The 12 town houses and ground floor retail units will overlook the 6th century monastic site.
With access for the new development granted through neighbouring Bellevue Court, the residents there argued that the traffic problem of this tiny village would only increase. In the case of a serious incident, they stated, emergency vehicles ‘will not be able to reach their destination in a timely manner‘, given the significant increase in cars parked in the area.
You can check out our October report here, and an artist’s impression of what the new Delgany skyline will look like here. We’ll have the link up to the An Bord Pleanala approval once it’s actually posted.
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