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Appeal lodged against plans for Mountnugent campsite

Jul 25, 2022 07:07 By News Northern Sound
Appeal lodged against plans for Mountnugent campsite Appeal lodged against plans for Mountnugent campsite
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A decision on the appeal is due in November.

An appeal has been lodged against a tourist campsite in Mountnugent.

Last month, Cavan County Council approved the plans but they have since been brought to An Bord Pleanala by a local residents association.

The application relates to plans for a campsite at Tonagh, Mountnugent, including parking areas for cars and camper vans, pathways leading to tent, yurt and shepherds hut grassed camping area and toilet, shower and laundry facilities.

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The local authority granted permission in June, after a similar application was refused in 2019 because of a lack of a Natura Impact Statement, and a March 2021 application was ruled invalid.

The Tonagh and District Residents Association submitted an appeal to the planning authority on eight grounds.

This included that there was an increase in the area of the proposed site, there was an 'inadequate justification' to have the development at the specific site, its proximity to Lough Sheelin SPA, the site's impact on local roads as well as light and noise pollution.

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The Association added that if permission was upheld, it would be inconsistent with other plans close to Lough Sheelin SPA that were refused.

A decision on the appeal is due in November.

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