Film stu­dio plan gets green light

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MEM­BERS of Wicklow County Coun­cil agreed to vary the Ash­ford Lo­cal Area Plan to fa­cil­i­tate devel­op­ment at the film stu­dio in Bal­ly­henry.

Di­rec­tor of Plan­ning Des O’Brien said a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion on be­half of World 2000 En­ter­tain­ment Ltd which runs the stu­dio had been re­ceived by the coun­cil. He said per­mis­sion was be­ing sought for ‘ the re­lo­ca­tion of work­shops from per­mit­ted lo­ca­tion at Back­lot Area 1 to pro­posed alternative lo­ca­tion, the sin­gle storey work­shops area ar­rang­ing in two build­ings A&B,

Mr. O'Brien told the mem­bers that the stu­dio has been very suc­cess­ful and ‘it needs more work­shops’.

Th­ese pro­posed work­shops are sit­u­ated in a green belt area, he said, and a ma­te­rial con­tra­ven­tion the lo­cal area plan was needed.

He rec­om­mended that the mem­bers agree to the con­tra­ven­tion.

Fol­low­ing a vote all the mem­bers present voted in favour of the change with the ex­cep­tion of Cllr. John Ryan who ab­stained.

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