Go-ahead for Credit Union of­fice

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

ALTURA CREDIT Union has been granted plan­ning permission to change the use of a premises in Ark­low from an an­tique shop to a credit union of­fice. The premises is lo­cated on Fer­ry­bank in a shop for­merly known as Cannon’s.

Permission was also sought for changes to el­e­va­tions of the build­ing, for a re­place­ment slated roof, the in­stal­la­tion of ATM ma­chine to the front el­e­va­tion and mi­nor changes to the rear el­e­va­tion.

Wick­low County Coun­cil granted plan­ning permission stat­ing that the ‘pro­posed devel­op­ment would not se­ri­ously in­jure the vis­ual ameni­ties of the area’ and was ‘ac­cept­able in terms of traf­fic safety and con­ve­nience’.

The plan­ning au­thor­ity’s de­ci­sion was sub­ject to con­di­tions in­clud­ing that no ad­ver­tis­ing signs, other than painted let­ters on the tim­ber fas­cia, may be put up on the front of the premises with­out prior agree­ment. Ad­di­tion­ally, no roller shut­ters, pro­ject­ing sign or other ad­di­tions to the front of the shop to con­trol ad­ver­tis­ing in the in­ter­est of vis­ual amenity.

Mean­while, fur­ni­ture re­tailer Morgan Doyles is ap­ply­ing for plan­ning permission for an extension at the rear of their re­tail show­rooms at Croghan In­dus­trial Es­tate in Ark­low.

The pro­posed devel­op­ment will con­sist of 450 sq m of ware­house space for fur­ni­ture stor­age and as­so­ci­ated site works.

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