Plans to build Letterkenny’s first Supermac’s have been put in doubt by fresh appeal from the Letterkenny Shopping Centre.
Permission was granted on a conditional basis last December for the construction of a new fast-food outlet and car park on Letterkenny’s Port Road. The planning application remained open to appeals up to mid-January.
A new objection was lodged this month to An Bord Pleanala from Lindat Limited, which is part of the Harcourt Developments Group and owner of Letterkenny Shopping Centre.
The appeal against Donegal County Council’s decision was centred around planned usage of the proposed Supermac’s site at the Old Tinney’s Coalyard.
Lindat Ltd said their tenants, Tesco Ireland Ltd, sold their interest in the property to Supermac’s in December 2016. As such, any alterations to the land would require consent from Lindat. The appeal claims that this was not done by Atlantic Enterprises Limited, whose directors are Supermac’s chief Pat McDonagh and his wife Una.
Other issues taken with the development included the extra traffic congestion that a fast-food takeaway could create on the Port Road and Station Roundabout, the increased noise levels at night and waste management issues.
Lindat also raised concerns that landscape and boundary works at the planned Supermac’s site could compromise the support of Letterkenny Shopping Centre, which sits at a higher level.
Other objectors who initially submitted appeals to Donegal County Council have been notified that they can make submissions or observations to An Bord Pleanala in relation to Lindat’s appeal.Tags: