There has been a noticeable spike in planning activity in Longford in recent weeks, with a number of significant projects involved.
Among the applications granted by Longford County Council is a development at St Mary’s National School in Edgeworthstown which will involve the erection of a pre-fabricated building comprising a classroom and toilets. The board of management have also submitted a planning application for a redesign of its Special Needs Unit to increase capacity
Elsewhere in Edgeworthstown, C&D Foods have received approval for the construction of two extensions to its factory, which will add capacity to its production and warehousing facilities, as well as adding a welfare building and additional car-parking.
In Kenagh, Kilcommack Cemetery Committee have applied for an extensionto the existing cemetery, which will include a new internal access road and pathways, a new car-parking area and a new boundary wall or fence.
Staying in south Longford, Mapleway Developments T/A Midlands Aviation have submitted a planning application for an A-frame storage shed, 30,000-litre bunded aviation fuel storage tank with dispensing pump system, together with adequate drainage which will incorporate a petrol/oil interceptor and ancillary works at Abbeyshrule Airfield.
Longford Co Council have also received further information regarding plans to reduce the number of houses in a proposed development at Bracklon, Edgeworthstown from 84 to 64 units.
The proposed development , submitted in the name of J McCarthy, would consist of 6 bungalows, 8 four-bed semi-detached homes, 6 three-bed semi-detached units, 20 three-bed detached homes and 24 four-bed houses and all ancillary works.