De Buitlear objects to Delgany planning bid
DELGANY environmentalist and TV presenter Eamon de Buitlear is at the centre of a planning dispute in his home village.
He is one of the objectors to the demolition of a cottage close to the Delgany Inn and plans to build a three-bed, two-story home there.
Eamon and his wife Laili, also a fierce defender of the local environment, believe that any demolition would negatively affect his own neighbouring cottage.
The application is now subject to a number of conditions to be fulfilled by applicant Charles O’Neill. Any work must not ‘injure visual amenities in the area or the residential amenities of adjoining properties.’ He must also pay €21, 200 as a contribution to public infrastructure.
Eamon said that the house is of local importance, and is ‘at the historic core,’ of the Delgany Architectural Conservation area. Other conditions relate to lighting on the site, the treatment of the boundary area and even the colour of the house, as external walls must have cement-rendered finish and be dashed or painted in an off-white colour.