Con­tro­ver­sial plans for pub turned down

Oc­to­ber 2008

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A CON­TRO­VER­SIAL plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for a new devel­op­ment at Phil Healy’s in scenic Fitzwillia­m Square has been turned down.

One lo­cal coun­cil­lor in­sisted the pro­posal for the con­struc­tion of a four- storey res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial mixed use build­ing would have de­stroyed the town’s streetscap­e.

Af­ter a pre­vi­ous ap­pli­ca­tion was turned down ear­lier this year, an ap­peal was lodged look­ing to de­mol­ish the pop­u­lar pub­lic house Phil Healy’s and the ex­ist­ing res­i­dence on the cor­ner.

Cllr. Ea­monn Long said he was ‘ de­lighted’ that the devel­op­ment didn’t re­ceive the go-ahead.

‘This is good news for the peo­ple of the town and the char­ac­ter of the streetscap­e. I con­sis­tently op­posed this devel­op­ment as a re­gres­sive pro­posal, one which I felt would de­stroy the charm and char­ac­ter of the square.’

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