Longford Hire has been granted planning permission for an extension to the existing unit at Farranyoogan, Athlone Road, Longford.
The application, made by Terry McHugh, sought permission for an extension to the rear of the existing Longford Hire unit and associated site works, concrete area and signage.
Longford County Council also approved the relocation of the existing boundary wall and entrance to the front of the site, as well as all ancillary works.
Meanwhile, permission for a new retail unit on New Street has also been granted.
The application made by Anne Marie Keogh included the demolition of sheds and walls to the rear of the main building at number 7 New Street, Longford town, a protected building.
The application looked for the change of use and extension of the existing three-story residential building to provide a retail unit at the ground floor with office to first and second levels.
Permission was also granted for the following; the widening of the existing ground floor window to incorporate retail entrance with new shopfront; new internal arrangement on all levels; rear extension over three levels providing access to external galvanised steel escape stairs at each level with rear gate and railings; associated internal and external alterations and refurbishments; construction of two, single-storey, lean-to storage sheds and associated drainage, parking and ancillary works.
At Tirlickeen and Moneyfad, Ballymahon, Peter Hanly has been granted permission from the council for the proposed construction of an extension to the south-eastern side elevation of an existing garage/showroom for use as office/administration purposes, together with the proposed construction of a door ope on the front facade of the existing garage/showroom.
Full planning permission was also sought and granted for the relocation of existing security access gates in a south-eastern direction, and all ancillary site works.
Finally, planning permission has been granted to the Office of Public Works for a new landscaped car parking scheme at the Government Offices, Ardnacassa Avenue, Ballinalee Road, Longford.
Longford County Council granted permission for alterations to the existing car parking and site layouts, including revisions to Ardnacassa Avenue and for the provision of dedicated off-street parking.
The OPW have also been given permission to reconfigure the existing front boundary wall to provide a new vehicular exit and for the provision of a new bicycle shelter structure and all associated services and site works.