‘Retention’ planning permission has been refused for a beer garden in Buncrana.
The owners of Cruiskeen Lawn had sought to retain the development on ‘part-owned’ private property at the rear of their premises.
However, several local residents objected.
They claimed that the garden was built without planning permission, was a traffic hazard and created a lot of noise at night.
In refusing the application, planners stated that the development had the effect of ‘constricting access’ to adjoining properties.
According to documents on the planning file, they added it was obstructing vehicles turning off the public road onto the laneway.
“..And has strong potential to effect the obstruction of emergency vehicles seeking access to the aforesaid properties from their laneway side,” the planner’s report stated.
“Therefore to grant retention permission for the development would generate a traffic hazard, endanger public safety, and be contrary to the proper planning and sustainable development of the area.”